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Observational and Pragmatic Research International Joins the Good Business Charter

Observational and Pragmatic Research International Limited is delighted to announce that it has signed up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.

The Good Business Charter exists for all UK companies, charities and public sector organisations across all industries and sectors. At a time when people are caring more about who they work for and who they buy from, the GBC offers a straightforward accreditation, recognising organisations that prioritise and value their employees, customers, suppliers and the environment, whilst also paying their taxes according to the spirit of the law.

It has never been more important for businesses to build trust and show that they care about more than just profit. Therefore, the GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit.

Chairman of the GBC Board, Simon Fox, said: “The Good Business Charter brings together 10 standards, most of which already exist, but in separate places. We have brought them together to give a coherent overall position for businesses to aspire to. We believe that the GBC has enormous potential to change business practice for good.”

Professor David Price, Founder of Observational and Pragmatic Research International, said: "We are delighted to have joined the GBC, which alongside our commitment to Good Clinical Practice for research delivery, we also demonstrate our commitment to work with others in showing how much we value our customers, colleagues, suppliers and the environment.”



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About Observational and Pragmatic Research International Limited (OPRI)

OPRI is an independent research organisation distinguished in accessing unique global data sources to deliver observational and pragmatic research which drives change in clinical practice around the world. OPRI is underpinned by a research faculty of experienced clinical experts, epidemiologists, data analysts, statisticians, medical writers and medical scientists. OPRI’s services range from understanding the burden of illness to evaluating a product’s safety and effectiveness in clinical practice.

OPRI has collaborated with Optimum Patient Care Global and Optimum Patient Care UK to deliver on over 100 research projects and 20 clinical trials. This collaboration enables the delivery of a variety of research services across a broad range of fields, using anonymised datasets contributed from Optimum Patient Care Research Database (OPCRD, to deliver a research study from protocol development, through to analysis and publication. Our publications can be found here ( This collaboration has been operating for more than 20 years and provide wraparound services to support clinical quality improvement and conduct data driven clinical research, especially pragmatic trials, validation studies, implementation studies, retrospective database studies and post authorisation safety studies.


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About the Good Business Charter

The Good Business Charter was developed, and is overseen by, the Good Business Foundation, an independent charity established in 2019 by entrepreneur Julian Richer.

The Charter is a simple accreditation which organisations in the UK can sign up to in recognition of responsible business practices. It measures behaviour over ten components (nine for charities and public sector): real living wage; fairer hours and contracts; employee well-being; employee representation; equality, diversity and inclusion; environmental responsibility; paying fair tax; commitment to customers; ethical sourcing, and prompt payment.

An organisation must meet all ten components (nine for charities and public sector) to receive GBC accreditation. It is open to private sector, public sector and charities of all sizes including a streamlined version for organisations with 50 employees or fewer.

The Good Business Charter is an initiative of the Good Business Foundation, charity number 1186547, company number 12278437.


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