Dublin, Ireland, 02 May, 2012 – ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR; ISIN: IE0005711209), a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that it has released a new web-based Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training module that will improve the quality, consistency and compliance of investigator training.
Available on ICON’s Firecrest technology platform, the new module can assign training requirements per specific job role, track training compliance and notify users of overdue training or re-certification due dates. In addition, the module offers enhanced reporting capabilities that allow pharmaceutical companies to analyse and report completion metrics at a region, site or role level. It has been specifically designed for ease of use and also offers users a single point of contact for help desk support.
“Our Firecrest technology platform has proven to enhance quality and reduce the timelines of clinical studies and enables clients to conduct GCP training for sites working on their studies,” commented Ciaran Murray, CEO, ICON plc. “Providing our customers with access to the industry’s most innovative technology solutions to enable them to drive operational efficiencies and quality is a strategic priority at ICON. Our ability to evolve and expand our capabilities will continue to be a focus in the future.”
ICON’s Firecrest technology platform, consists of a protocol based visit-by-visit guide and standalone training modules, including GCP training. The visit-by-visit guide is an online support tool where study personnel can go 24/7, 365 days a year to find answers to questions they may have regarding a study. It also enables updates to procedures to be rolled out quickly and simultaneously to all sites, which improves quality through reduced protocol deviations and improves study timelines through reduced data queries.