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WHO Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines - WHO Technical Report Series, No. 850, Annex 3 (Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Trials on Pharmaceutical Products) - Sixth Report
(1995; 36 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentINTRODUCTION
View the documentGLOSSARY
Open this folder and view contents1. PROVISIONS AND PREREQUISITES FOR A CLINICAL TRIAL
View the document2. THE PROTOCOL
Open this folder and view contents3. PROTECTION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
Open this folder and view contents4. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INVESTIGATOR
Open this folder and view contents5. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SPONSOR
Open this folder and view contents6. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MONITOR
Open this folder and view contents7. MONITORING OF SAFETY
Open this folder and view contents8. RECORD KEEPING AND HANDLING OF DATA
Open this folder and view contents9. STATISTICS AND CALCULATIONS
Open this folder and view contents10. HANDLING OF AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS
Open this folder and view contents11. ROLE OF THE DRUG REGULATORY AUTHORITY
View the document12. QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR THE CONDUCT OF A CLINICAL TRIAL
View the document13. CONSIDERATIONS FOR MULTICENTRE TRIALS
View the documentREFERENCES
View the documentAPPENDIX 1: World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki1
View the documentAPPENDIX 2: Model list of items to be contained in a clinical trial protocol
 

2. THE PROTOCOL

The clinical trial should be carried out in accordance with a written protocol agreed upon and signed by the investigator and the sponsor. Any change(s) subsequently required must be similarly agreed on and signed by the investigator and sponsor and appended to the protocol as amendments.

The protocol, appendices and any other relevant documentation should state the aim of the trial and the procedures to be used; the reasons for proposing that it should be undertaken on humans; the nature and degree of any known risks; the groups from which it is proposed that trial subjects be selected and the means for ensuring that they are adequately informed before they give their consent. Other important items to be included in a clinical trial protocol are listed in Appendix 2.

The protocol, appendices and other relevant documentation should be reviewed from a scientific and ethical standpoint by one or more (if required by local laws and regulations), review bodies (e.g. institutional review board, peer review committee, ethics committee, drug regulatory authority), constituted appropriately for this purpose and independent of the investigator(s) and sponsor.

 

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