All kinds of research that involve human beings, individually or in groups, direct or indirectly, as a whole or in bodily samples (blood, DNA, tissues). Scientific studies using human beings may comprehend several aspects related to illness, including:

  • Data survey on their prevalence;
  • Risk factor classifying;
  • Efficiency, safety and cost evaluations for prevention, tracking, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring strategies.

Clinical research aims increasing knowledge on a given subject, ultimately having as a goal reaching new discoveries that can benefit collectivity.

Clinical research in human beings is governed by rigid ethical rules, both national and internationally, ensuring several safeguards for participants of scientific research, including being given clarification at any given time, privacy, respect and anonymity, among others. On the other hand, it’s forbidden to take part in clinical research in exchange for money, gifts or favors.

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