Research technology company API announced Thursday (April 19) the implementation of BRAAN2 at West Virginia University. BRAAN2 is automating processes, managed by the WVU Office of Research Compliance in the WVU Research Office, which facilitate compliance for all WVU faculty conducting research involving human subjects.

BRAAN2 (pronouncedbrain two) is an automation platform used by organizations in the health care, life sciences and research industries that facilitates automation, integration, business process management and compliance initiatives across the enterprise. It consists of a flexible, robust document engine and a configurable workflow engine supported by an enterprise data platform, and enables business process management, reduces document review time, reduces costs, facilitates SOP compliance, and automates regulatory as well as institutional policies and procedures.

We are very pleased with our new BRAAN2 system,said Andrew Cockburn, Office of Research Compliance at WVU .API has developed an excellent product that combines flexibility to accommodate our needs with underlying processes that ensure we are in compliance with IRB regulations. We have appreciated working with API because the company understands how Institutional Review Boards work, and has the expertise to deliver sophisticated software. Before and during the’go live’experience, the response from investigators, IRB members and the IRB staff has been overwhelmingly positive.

Denise Niles Canales, president of API , said:WVU is a wonderful client. It is exciting to see them use the product in full production. They did a good job of preparing their institution for the forthcoming technology and implementation went smoothly. We look forward to seeing how they stretch the functionality into other operational areas over time.

WVU Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Research Corporation President John D. Weete added,As part of the continuing efforts to assist faculty in making processes as streamlined, efficient and in compliance with federal regulations, the WVU Research Corp. has provided funding for BRAAN2 . API has a great product and we are very pleased to have it up and running.

* ABOUT API

API , headquartered in Houston, Texas, was incorporated in 2001 to commercialize BRAAN . API employs talented research and IT professionals and works hand-in-hand with many of the top healthcare and research institutions in the country. This talent base is the cornerstone of many innovations not only in the BRAAN2 application, but also in the execution of successful implementation methodologies. Other API offerings include: consulting, training and IT services. Website:http://www.apibraan.com *

* ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY *

WVU is West Virginias flagship comprehensive research university, enrolling more than 27,000 students at its main campus in Morgantown. WVU is among only 151 institutions designated as a Research University (High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Foundation. As a leader in providing supportive programs that enhance the student learning and living experience, WVU has educational facilities that are modern and technologically sophisticated. The vibrant community of Morgantown offers countless cultural and recreational opportunities for students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information on WVU , visit:http://www.wvu.edu