Unit 2: Ethics in Medicines Development

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Clinical trials are studies performed on human beings.

Conducting trials in humans and applying the results on large populations requires specific methods.

The participation of humans in research presents not only technical problems but also ethical issues.

Some ethical questions linked to Clinical Studies are discussed in this course.

The benefit of collaboration between Patients Organisations and scientific stakeholders in the design and conduct of clinical studies is well established.

In order to allow an early and in-depth collaboration, being able to use the same vocabulary and same concepts is of high importance.

The aim of this training unit is to familiarise yourself with the words and the main questions of the ethical aspects of clinical studies.

To complete this unit, you need to read through the seven courses: Introduction, The Need for Ethics, Beneficence, Autonomy, Justice, Informed Consent, and Ethics Committees. You will see that each course is made up of five topics : Lesson, Words, Case, Documents, and a short quiz.

At the end of the unit, once you have taken the final quiz, you will be able to print off your certificate of completion.