Ethical and Legal Aspects
Course on „Ethical and Legal Aspects of Clinical Trials”
planned for 2018 (3 days)
The implementation of clinical research projects requires conscientious review of research projects not only in terms of their scientific quality but also in regard to their ethical adequacy and appropriateness. How can we balance the risk benefit of our projects? Given the importance of ethics for the conduct of drug development and research, it should come as no surprise that many different professional associations, government agencies, and universities have adopted specific codes, rules, and policies relating to research ethics.
Each of these aspects will be carefully considered and discussed in the context of international and national principles and guidelines. These issues need to be carefully adhered to strengthen the health of the clinical trial enterprise to the benefit of patients and the overall health of the public. During our course, representatives from different institutions will introduce and discuss the most important concepts, tools, principles, and methods that can be useful in approaching and resolving ethical Dilemmas.
At the end of the course, the participants should be able to describe:
- Key principles of ethical considerations during clinical research and development
- Ethical concerns for designing, conducting and reporting the results obtained through the conduct of clinical trials
- International and national principles and guidelines which have to be followed when performing a clinical trials
The course incl. assessment provides 2 ECTS credit