Monday, June 7, 2010

FDA Form 1572 and Information Sheet Guidance May 2010

The FDA form 1572 is a form that must be completed by clinical investigators worldwide prior to their participation in FDA-regulated clinical trials. Many clinical investigators, sponsor pharmaceutical companies and monitors still may not appreciate the growing complexities involved in completing the mandatory form, implications
of non-compliance or clinical submission. Last year, FDA issued numerous warning letters due to failure to complete and/or failure to file. Experienced clinical investigators continue to struggle with 1572 issues pertaining to:

  • satellite clinical sites
  • dispersion of study functions
  • qualifications
  • sub-investigator
  • co-investigator
  • legal/regulatory implications
  • legal contract considerations
  • appropriate expert standards
  • country-specific uses
  • collection of source documentations and process.

Offered at are the following pdf files for your download, information and use. Just released and published in May 2010, FDA offers a comprehensive, 17 page guidance on process, procedure, quality and otherwise for:

Available at Published May 2010, US Department of Health and Human Services, FDA, Office of GCP, CDER, CBER, Procedural Recommendations.

Who should read the guidance and understand the form? Clinical trials monitors, clinical investigators, site staff, research center compliance officers, CRC, CRA, QC, QA, IRB, CSTM, Regulatory Affairs Staff, Pharmaceutical Sponsors. Form FDA 1572 issues will trigger a Refusal to File, RTF as well.

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