Copernicus Group IRB Selected for InfoWorld Green 15 Awards
Published: Apr 20, 2011
The InfoWorld Green 15 annual award recognizes the 15 most innovative IT initiatives that fall under the umbrella of sustainability. Companies who have embraced green technology to drive projects and develop products aimed at boosting energy efficiency, trimming waste, and reducing or eliminating the use or the production of harmful substances are selected for the Green 15.
Copernicus Group IRB is a paperless office whose shift from being paper-based has saved the organization more than $2 million on shipping, printing, postage, and file storage. CGIRB staff can now digitally search through 5 million pages' worth of legacy documents and process client submissions into the electronic workflow in an average of 3.7 minutes, as compared to 104 minutes in its paper-based era. Less time, money and effort are spent on everyday tasks, making CGIRB more efficient and green.
“This year's crop of Green 15 winners demonstrates how organizations of all sizes are finding innovative ways to use information technology to achieve critical and often complementary environmental and business objectives,” said Ted Samson, Senior Analyst for InfoWorld. “Increasingly, companies are moving beyond out-of-the-box products and siloed approaches to making IT itself greener. Rather, they're leveraging technology as part of a broader, holistic effort to make operations as a whole greener.”
“We are very pleased to be part of the prestigious group of companies who have been selected,” said Bruce Tomason, CEO of CGIRB. “We are committed to continuing to enhance our technology to improve our services for clients and at the same time, better our environment.”
About Copernicus Group IRB
Experience and innovation in ethical review™
Copernicus Group IRB, established in July 1996, is a leading independent institutional review board ("IRB") dedicated to ensuring the rights and welfare of research study participants. CGIRB 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 and ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2010. For more information please visit http://www.cgirb.com.
About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.
About International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.