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Vidatum Implements Ethics Review System for Irish College of General Practitioners

Vidatum has announced the successful implementation of an ethics review system for the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), the professional body representing over 4,200 general practitioners (GPs) in Ireland.

The ethics review system, developed by Vidatum in collaboration with the ICGP, streamlines the ethical review process for general practice research projects involving human subjects, ensuring compliance with national and international ethical guidelines and regulations. The system enables researchers to submit ethics review applications online and track the review progress. It allows the research ethics committee administrator to assign reviewers from the committee’s members and communicate with reviewers and applicants.

“We are delighted to have worked with the ICGP to develop this innovative ethics review system” said Simon Cullen, CEO of Vidatum. “As a company committed to advancing ethical research practices, we recognize the critical importance of ensuring that research involving human subjects is conducted ethically and in compliance with the highest ethical standards. Our system has been implemented in a number of institutions that are focused on streamlining the ethical review process and automating the complex workflows needed for the process”.

The ICGP’s COO, Professor Claire Collins welcomed the implementation of the new system, saying: “The ethics review process is a vital aspect of research involving human subjects, and it can often be complex and time-consuming. The new ethics review system, developed by Vidatum, will streamline the process for researchers in the general practice arena, enabling them to submit applications online and track review progress in real-time. This is a significant step forward, facilitating ethical research practices.

Dr. Frank Moriarty, Senior Lecturer at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Chair of the ICGP Research Ethics Committee, said “Vidatum takes a collaborative approach during the development, and we are confident this has resulted in a system our stakeholders will welcome. The research ethics process can be a challenge and this development is another mechanism in which the ICGP supports college members and researchers in the field of general practice”.

The implementation of the ethics review system for the ICGP is the latest in a series of successful collaborations between Vidatum and leading research organisations and institutions in Ireland and beyond. With a focus on simplifying research management, Vidatum is committed to providing cutting-edge software solutions that meet the evolving needs of researchers and research organisations worldwide.

About ICGP

The Irish College General Practitioners (ICGP) is the professional body for general practice in Ireland. The College was founded in 1984 and is based in Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. The College’s primary aim is to serve the patient and the general practitioner by encouraging and maintaining the highest standards of general medical practice. It is the representative organisation on education, training and standards in general practice