Quality builds trust in research
Clinical research is research on humans for humans. As a result, quality plays a crucial role in clinical research: it shows respect for human dignity, individuality and health, and at the same time it increases the efficiency and relevance of research.
The SCTO actively contributes to research quality, for example by maintaining the Quality Assurance Working Group. Networking helps to pool knowledge and leverage synergies. The results of the working group, such as developing guidelines and tools, facilitate the work of researchers.
The Guidelines for Good Operational Practice (GGOP) are dedicated to the management of research infrastructures and the conduct of clinical research, focusing on data management, risk-adapted monitoring, training and education. Clear, harmonised and accessible processes build trust in research.
Researchers and authorities are particularly important partners within this area. SCTO representatives work closely with researchers and authorities and also contribute as experts to various external projects.