The Wellcome Trust, the Gates Foundation and the African Academy of Sciences have come together to form a new initiative to develop new guidelines for clinical research. They point out that ICH-GCP was developed for product registration trials and today is applied much more broadly and this has created a need for new guidelines. The funders want these new guidelines to be based upon scientific evidence, straightforward and simple, adaptable to individual studies and suitable and relevant for the multiple settings and contexts where trials are run (including low- and middle-income countries).
The initiative is currently hiring a scientific lead for the project. MoreTrials very much welcomes this new initiative and will be working closely with it over the coming months.
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