Trial Participants: Informed Consent, GCP, Patient Involvement

1. Who Contributes to the Running of a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are run with contributions from many different organisations such as:

  • Research institutes.
  • Patient organisations.
  • Pharmaceutical companies.
  • Governments.
  • Universities.
There are many important details when setting up and running a clinical trial, such as:

  • The trial design.
  • Scientific and ethical review procedures.
  • Deciding which participants should be included in the trial.
  • Finding and recruiting the appropriate participants.
  • Guarantee full protection of participants taking part in the clinical trial.
  • And more…
To provide input into all these different aspects, different stakeholders need to be involved throughout the entire clinical trial process as sponsors, investigators, regulators or participants.