By Kathy Rembisz   Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY) released a new research protocol template specifically designed to address the unique needs of social-behavioral-educational researchers. This launch comes as part of Protocol Builder, a secure, cloud-based protocol writing application. This special template provides a guided, step-by- step protocol-writing process for investigators who specialize in psychology, nursing, educa- tion and other disciplines that are focused on behavioral and social functioning. “Social and behavioral research is distinct from biomedical research,” said Jeffrey Cohen, Ph.D., a principal with HRP Consulting Group, a division of BRANY. “The process of writing a protocol can be more subtle than an interventional drug study, for example,” said Cohen. He explained that while biomedical researchers are generally accustomed to preparing, sub- mitting and following...

BRANY announced today the release of a new research protocol template specifically designed to address the unique needs of social-behavioral-education researchers, as part of Protocol Builder®, a secure, cloud-based protocol writing application. “Social and behavioral research is distinct from biomedical research,” says Jeffrey Cohen, PhD, a principal with HRP Consulting Group, also a division of BRANY. “The process of writing a protocol can be more subtle than an interventional drug study, for example.” “Although historically many social behavior researchers have not developed full protocols for their research prior to submitting to an IRB, many institutions are now requesting social behavioral protocol development templates as research in this area continues to grow,” says Kimberly Irvine, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office for...

(Lake Success, NY) ProtocolBuilder®, a first-of-its-kind solution for writing clinical trial protocols, has received Gold Awards for “Best New Service Award or Application” and “Health Application” in the 2015 USA [app] design awards sponsored by design100. These awards celebrate creativity and innovation in design achievements by app creators and commissioners. They were presented at ceremonies in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. “We are honored to receive this recognition for ProtocolBuilder®,” said Kimberly Irvine, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY), the company behind ProtocolBuilder®. “Our goal was to simplify the development of investigator-initiated clinical trial protocols that meet IRB and regulatory standards. The design was an essential element in guiding researchers...

Cloud-based solution allows investigators to simplify the development of clinical research protocols (Lake Success, NY) — Protocol Builder, the cloud-based solution for investigator-initiated clinical trials, is now available to individual researchers, including medical residents and fellows, according to the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY), the developer of the system.   “Residents and fellows are often challenged with developing research protocols that meet IRB and regulatory requirements,” says Raffaella Hart, Vice President, IRB and IBC Services. “Protocol Builder provides an easy-to-navigate solution that guides individuals writing research protocols through an intelligent step-by-step process, saving time and effort.”   The tool, originally developed as an enterprise solution, provides simple instructions and relevant tips developed by experts. A built-in Resource Center allows investigators to access protocol...

Web-based and iPad tablet application solution for writing investigator-initiated research protocols (Lake Success, NY) — BRANY has announced the launch of Protocol Builder™, a first-of-its-kind solution to assist researchers in the development of investigator-initiated clinical trials protocols. This web-based application, accessible from any desktop and iPad tablet, is designed to provide expert guidance and a step-by-step process to make clinical trial protocol development faster and less onerous. Resources necessary to navigate the elaborate regulatory infrastructure that surrounds clinical research in the U.S. are at researchers’ fingertips in this thoughtfully designed application. “Many investigators find the regulatory and compliance hurdles difficult and time-consuming to navigate when writing protocols,” says Kimberly Irvine, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at BRANY. “Protocol Builder ensures...