Ethical and Legal Aspects of Clinical Trials
Short Course

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. Realworld examples and case studies will be introduced and discussed.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Name key principles of ethical considerations during clinical research and development
  • Discuss ethical concerns for designing, conducting and reporting the results obtained through the conduct of clinical trials
  • Understand international and national principles and guidelines which have to be followed when performing clinical trials

The course language is English.

All pharmaceutical and health care professionals who are interested to get a deeper understanding of ethical and legal aspects in medicines development.

  • Dr. Annette Mollet, Studiengangleitung
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Szucs, Studiengangkommission

The ECPM teaching faculty consists of about 130 international experts in regulatory sciences, medical product discovery and development, product evaluation and business practices.

Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 61
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 19 50

CHF 2,000
CHF 1,200 for university employees and nonprofit organisations
Fees include course material, coffee, and lunch
Refund of fee will be given if cancellation is received in writing before the deadline for registration, after this date no refund can be given.

ECPM, European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine, part of the Medical faculty of the University of Basel together with other universities and different partners

Dates to be confirmed.


Seminarräume Advanced Studies, Steinengraben 22, 4051 Basel

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