Form FDA 1572 serves two main purposes:
When new investigators are assigned to a clinical investigation under an investigational new drug application (IND), the sponsor completes and signs a Form 1572 before allowing the investigator to get involved in the clinical investigation. The investigator should sign the form after receiving enough information about the clinical investigation and commitments described in Section #9 of the 1572. The investigator must receive, study, and understand investigation protocols, investigator's brochure (if required), and must be familiar with regulations governing the conduct of the clinical studies.
The investigator's signature on the form confirms his or her qualification and commitment to conduct the clinical investigation according to the FDA regulations.