Friday, January 06, 2006

News Release from Dick Clark, Baromedical Reearch Foundation

NEWS RELEASE
December 28, 2005

The Baromedical Research Foundation announces the formation of a Data Safety and Monitoring Board.

One provision of acceptance of some U.S. federally funded human research is that a Data Safety and Monitoring Board be in place. The purpose of the DSMB is to oversee the safety of participants and the validity and integrity of resulting data. The Foundation is not currently the recipient of federal funds, although grant applications have been filed. However, the Foundation places high priority on scientific integrity and the safety of patients enrolled into its clinical trials. Accordingly, a DSMB has been convened. It is multidisciplinary in scope, involving experts from clinical practice, hyperbaric safety, biostatistics and bioethics.

To learn more about the Foundation’s human hyperbaric trials currently underway and planned, and the role and composition of the DSMB please visit www.baromedicalresearch.org