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Copernicus Group IRB receives Training Top 125 award

03-05-2012 02:20 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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Durham, NC- March 1, 2012 Copernicus Group IRB (CGIRB), a leading independent institutional review board, this month accepted Training Magazine’s annual Training Top 125 award, which highlights companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

Sydney Douglas, CGIRB’s corporate trainer, accepted the award at Training’s 2012 Conference and Expo, held Feb. 13-15 in Atlanta. CGIRB, the only IRB to be recognized, was among the 24 new companies that broke the Top 125 list this year and one of only three companies on the list with less than 100 employees. Over 600 people attended the awardceremony, many representing other winners, including powerhouse brands such as ADP, Intel Corp., UPS and Verizon.
Douglas manages the training program which includes new employee orientation, skill development, interdepartmental training, accreditation/certification programs and coordination of corporate training initiatives. CGIRB’s training-focused environment enables new employees to quickly acclimate and contribute to the corporate culture, while ensuring seasoned staffers remain at the forefront of the industry.

The Training Top 125 award recipients were organizations that excelled at employee development in 2011 and was based on multiple benchmarking statistics, such as total training budget, hours of training per employee, content of training initiatives and assimilation of corporate goals, evaluation and metrics, workplace surveys, and detailed formal programs.

“This award validates our training-focused approach at CGIRB,” Douglas said. “By making ongoing training and certification efforts a top priority, we keep our staff and our methodologies on the cutting edge. The awards ceremony was an amazing event and I was so honored to represent CGIRB. Training is such an important and integrated part of how we operate, so we are extremely excited and proud to be recognized for our work and to be named one ofTraining’s Top 125 companies.”

About Copernicus Group IRB
Experience and innovation in ethical review®
Copernicus Group IRB, established in July 1996, is a leading U.S. independent institutional review board (“IRB”) dedicated to ensuring the rights and welfare of research study participants. The IRB provides ethical review of research protocols, investigators, and subject information and consent forms to ensure compliance with federal regulations set forth in 21 CFR, 45 CFR and ICH/GCP Guidelines. CGIRB achieved full AAHRPP accreditation in 2004, reaccreditation in 2007 and 2011, and ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2010.

About Training magazine
Based in Minnesota, Training magazine is a 48-year-old professional development magazine that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool. Training is published by The Lakewood Media Group.

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