Strengthen clinical trials driven by investigators, Europe research councils sayBMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1111 (Published 17 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1111
- Jacqui Wise
Medical research councils in Europe have devised a strategy to strengthen clinical trials that are instigated by academic researchers rather than commercial interests.
The European Medical Research Councils, part of the European Science Foundation, held a series of five workshops to examine the problems that are facing researchers who are conducting clinical trials. The resulting report, Forward Look: Investigator Driven Clinical Trials, lists 26 recommendations to strengthen such research in Europe (see box).
Investigator driven clinical trials tend to have a much …