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Research bodies lobby EU governments over trials legislation

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7422.1010 (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1010
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    Research organisations across Europe are joining forces to lobby their national authorities to ensure that EU legislation on clinical trials will be implemented as flexibly as possible when it comes into force next May. The move arises from fears that the terms of the directive, which is aimed at increasing protection for the participants of trials and harmonising regulations across Europe, could seriously reduce the scope for non-commercial trials.

    With the help of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice, representatives from the Institut National de la Santé et de la …

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