RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS IN UKRAINE: HOW TO LEVERAGE ARISING OPPORTUNITIES?
The review of the applications for grants of the National Research Foundation of Ukraine revealed evidence that many applicants-clinicians are not aware of the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) that are implemented in different forms in the vast majority of research involving human subjects across the globe. In the essay, based on the experience of researching at Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University (Ukraine), Loma Linda University (USA), Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany), as well as industry (Sanofi-Aventis-Deutschland GmbH., Frankfurt am Main, Germany), the author shares his thoughts about the gaps in education, training, regulations and administrative flaws that prevent more rapid progress in clinical research in Ukraine. Despite the complexity of the problem, implementation of relatively simple steps at institutional and/or national levels, as suggested, can boost the efficiency of research, increase the quality of applications and move clinical research in Ukraine to a qualitatively different level
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