Copernicus Group IRB Named Fast 50 Company

Published: Nov 20, 2012

November 20, 2012, Research Triangle Park, N.C. - Copernicus Group IRB (CGIRB), a leading independent institutional review board, accepted Triangle Business Journal’s annual Fast 50 award, which recognizes North Carolina’s 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Dawn Pope, CGIRB’s Chief Operating Officer, accepted the award at the 20th Annual Fast 50 Awards held November 15 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, NC. CGIRB , the only IRB to be recognized, was among a group of leading life sciences organizations including INC Research LLC, Drug Safety Alliance, Clinipace and Novella Clinical.

The Fast 50 winners were selected and ranked based on a formula that counts revenue growth and profitability in the preceding three years (2009-2011) and are recognized for entrepreneurial excellence and achievement.

“Our clients recognize our commitment to our mission of protecting human subjects participating in clinical trials. They appreciate that we are able to carry out this serious responsibility while at the same time providing quality customer service and industry leading technology. The combination of mission focus and superior customer service is what helped us to achieve this distinction,” said Ms. Pope. “Delighting our clients is one of the primary reasons we are a successful business. Next year, we’ll continue to focus on expanding our new client base through strategic relationships and by continuing to offer unparalleled customer service and industry leading technology.”

For more information on the 20th Annual Fast 50 Award and for a full list of honorees, click here.

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. For more information please visit

About Triangle Business Journal

Triangle Business Journal, a multimedia platform for business news and the publisher of a weekly business newspaper, is the leading provider of local business news for the Triangle, N.C. area. TBJ also hosts recognized, sold-out events such as Fast 50, Women in Business, 40 under 40 and others. Click and register for free Daily Email Updates today.

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