The Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses of the Masaryk University as an academic entity has been devoted to clinical research project since the early 2000s. With the increasing significance of contract research activities, however, the pressure to provide more professional services was growing. For this reason, Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses Ltd (IBA) was established in 2014 as a spin-off company of the Masaryk University with a share of ownership by the parent institution, taking over activities unrelated to academic grants and education.
Although the history of IBA activities on the market is not very long, the company has an extensive network of supplier and client contacts. These relations were established during a more than 15-year period of contract research activities carried out by the above-mentioned academic entity.
IBA activities are directed at the sector of pharmaceutical industry and life sciences; in this regard, IBA develops and runs information systems for the collection, validation and analysis of clinical data, using both local (desktop) and online (web-based) technologies. These systems, often called electronic data capture (EDC) systems, serve for the collection, management and analysis of data in clinical/health research projects. IBA provides complete services in these projects, including trial or registry design, CRF/eCRF proposal, document completion and communication with regulatory bodies, ensuring expert guarantee by medical societies, data reporting and study monitoring. These services are complemented by a comprehensive support in other areas such as (i) market access, (ii) cost-effectiveness analyses, (iii) pharmacovigilance, (iv) analysis of clinical data including advanced biostatistics, (v) development of tailored software products with a special emphasis on databases and online services, (vi) graphic design.