Ethical issues in clinical trials

Upon completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Identify ethical issues in clinical trials
  • Describe factors for acceptability of random assignment to a treatment
  • Define interim monitoring
  • Describe two basic goals of interim monitoring in a blinded trial
  • List four reasons to stop a trial early
  • List four components of a data monitoring plan
  • Describe conflict of interest issues in clinical trials
  • Describe three ways of performing scientific misconduct
  • Define contributions needed to qualify as an author on manuscript.

Written by:

Deborah Grady

Biography :

Deborah Grady is a professor at the School of Medicine, associate dean of clinical and translational research, and co-director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, UCSF.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
BMJ and UCSF 4 credits, 4:00 hours The BMJ and UCSF have assigned 4 hours of credit to this module.

Release date

05 Feb 2016

Last updated

05 Feb 2016