Thursday, January 30, 2014

Summary of TransCelerate’s Update to its Risk-based Monitoring Position Paper

The 7-page document provides an update on TransCelerate’s Risk-based Monitoring (RBM) initiative.  It includes a list of lessons learned, shares FDA feedback on RBM pilot studies, and provides links to RBM training developed by TransCelerate (TCB) member companies.  It also outlines 2014 publishing plans.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Plain Writing Act of 2010: Lessons for Industry

FDA and other federal agencies are bound by the Plain Writing Act of 2010 to use “clear government communication that the public can understand and use.”  It seems ridiculous that we’d need legislation for such a thing, since “understandable” and “useful” are such obvious and fundamental attributes of communication.  There’s even a companion document, the 118-page Federal Plain Language Guidelines (FPLG).

Be us not, in industry, too smug.