What is it? Why is it important?
The aim of clinical research is to:
- Improve our knowledge regarding human diseases
- Improve our knowledge on how the human body works
- Develop new or improved drugs
- Develop new or improved medical devices
- Develop new or improved diagnostic methods
In other words, to develop knowledge that improves human health or increases understanding of human biology.
As member of the scientific community, a researcher raises scientific questions and conducts studies to answer these questions.
What do I need to do?
As a SP-INV:
- Be up-to-date with scientific literature in your field of interest
- Ensure to invest in the planning of your study (e.g. access to required funding, collaborations with competent partners)
- Ensure to comply with legal and regulatory requirements (e.g. the law, ICH-GCP, Declaration of Helsinki)
- Acquire the required certificates and trainings needed to conduct studies (e.g. ICH-GCP certificate)
Before sharing any information, establish a Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA) between involved parties (even in academics).
Where can I get help?
Your local CTU↧ can support you with experienced staff regarding this topic
Basel, Departement Klinische Forschung, CTU, dkf.unibas.ch
Lugano, Clinical Trials Unit, CTU-EOC, www.ctueoc.ch
Bern, Clinical Trials Unit, CTU, www.ctu.unibe.ch
Geneva, Clinical Research Center, CRC, crc.hug.ch
Lausanne, Clinical Research Center, CRC, www.chuv.ch
St. Gallen, Clinical Trials Unit, CTU, www.kssg.ch
Zürich, Clinical Trials Center, CTC, www.usz.ch