December 19. 2012 9:34PM

President stays on as Research Dataware sold to N.J. company

New Hampshire Union Leader

Research Dataware, a software company that specializes in helping researchers comply with federal and state regulations, has been sold by its New Hampshire-based owner to WIRB-Copernicus Group of Princeton, N.J., for an undisclosed amount.

Jeremy Katz of Lebanon, president and founder of Research Dataware, will stay on as president after the sale. "My role in the company is substantially unchanged," he said.

Research Dataware, which operates primarily out of the Cambridge Innovation Center in Cambridge, Mass., hosts IRBNet, a Web-based solution for researchers who need help complying with regulations surrounding the use of human subjects in research.

WIRB-Copernicus is the world's largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for human research.

"Research Dataware and WIRB are working in partnership to ensure the ethical treatment of human subjects and improve the efficiency of research worldwide," Katz wrote in an email. "The combined WIRB and Research Dataware entities intend to maintain and likely expand their presence in Cambridge."

IRBNet, which stands for Institutional Review Boards, has more than 90,000 users in more than 1,700 hospitals, defense department labs, universities and schools of medicine.

WIRB also acquired Research Dataware's Web-based solutions for compliance in other areas, including animal research, biosafety and conflicts of interest.

Katz is best-known in New Hampshire as president of segTEL, based in Lebanon, a provider of fiber optic services to carrier, wholesale, and large enterprise customers throughout the Northeast.

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