Perspectives in Clinical Research

OPINION
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59--63

Clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges of putting scientific and ethical principles into practice


Arun Bhatt 
 Consultant-Clinical Research and Drug Development, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Arun Bhatt
303-4, Dheeraj Valley 3/C, Mohan Gokhale Road, Goregaon (East), Mumbai - 400 063, Maharashtra
India

Global pandemic of COVID-19 is a serious unmet medical need requiring clinical research into effective therapies. Clinical trials during pandemics of infections face complex challenges of putting scientific and ethical principles into practice. Some of these issues – selection of investigational product and participants, study design, assessment of efficacy and safety, ethics review, informed consent and publication, sample size, and publications – require in-depth consideration in planning and implementation of clinical trials during pandemics.


How to cite this article:
Bhatt A. Clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges of putting scientific and ethical principles into practice.Perspect Clin Res 2020;11:59-63


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Bhatt A. Clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges of putting scientific and ethical principles into practice. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 May 26 ];11:59-63
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