-Regarding the Patients
who participate in clinical research studies must be treated with respect, and their rights should always be protected.
These rights include the right to privacy and the ability to make informed decisions about their participation in the study:
- Informed Consent
The principle of informed consent is fundamental to clinical research ethics; before agreeing to participate, patients must receive and understand all necessary information about the study, including its purpose, duration, procedures, potential risks and benefits, and their rights as participants.
Ensuring the confidentiality of patient data
is another key ethical consideration; sensitive data must be securely stored and only used within the context of the research, with identifying details kept separate from the research data.
- Minimizing Risks
Researchers must also ensure that they minimize any potential harm to participants, including both physical harm from experimental treatments and psychological harm that may arise from the study procedures.