Clinical trials are inseparable from today’s medical research. Clinical trials can involve investigations with new medicals or with those, which are in use already. After composing an exact study plan, the permission to start a clinical trial must be required from one of the two independent ethics committees and the State Agency of Medicines.

Participation in international clinical trials is a gained recognition of investigators and hospital, because both have to be on the international level. Doctors who are involved in medical research have to pass GCP (Good Clinical Practice) training, where principals of clinical trials are handled, also knowing of legal aspects of Estonian and European laws connected to conduction of clinical trials studied.

Research Ethics Committee of the University of Tartu

Tallinn Medical Research Ethics Committee