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Clinical Trials

Research: The Missing Piece

Drexel University College of Medicine's clinical research program seeks to improve patient care through innovative approaches and new findings. By evaluating medicines, therapies and diagnostic tools, clinical research drives discoveries in health promotion and disease prevention to improve health.

Research Participants

Many biomedical and social-behavioral research studies require the participation of human volunteers. These studies must be reviewed by a committee called an Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is made up of at least 5 members from diverse backgrounds including scientific and nonscientific professionals as well representatives from various communities not affiliated with Drexel. The IRB helps to ensure the safety of research participants and to ensure ethical standards required by Federal regulation, international best practices, state and local laws, as well as institutional policies are met. Learn more.

Announcement: Updated Clinical Trials Indirect Rate

In follow up to a review of current indirect costs of industry sponsored clinical trials/research, the Office of Research in coordination with College of Medicine and Research Accounting Services has agreed upon a 35% rate for indirect costs for all industry sponsored clinical trials/research. This change is retroactively effective to April 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact or Aleister J. Saunders, PhD ( directly.

Research Solutions Committee for Clinical Research

The Research Solutions Committee gives clinical researchers an opportunity to address concerns and issues with their clinical research projects. Learn more.

Florence eBinders

Florence eBinders

As part of Drexel’s ongoing commitment to efficiency and excellence, we have partnered with Florence eBinders™ to enhance our clinical trials program at the College of Medicine. Florence eBinders provides automated compliance, remote monitoring and site wide visibility with global dashboards to help us tackle study tasks more efficiently and accelerate study start-up. Florence eBinders advances clinical research through Part 11-compliant purpose-built software. This is a validated 21 CFR Part 11 and HIPAA compliant service that manages both regulatory and source documents. For questions about Florence eBinders contact Janet Matthews, MSN, RN at
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COVID-19 Safety and Resources

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