Contract FP7 Project

The CONTRACT consortium will investigate the impact of EU legislation on informed consent (Clinical Trials Directive, Data Protection Directive) on translational research with a view to informing future policy-making in this area.
In order to comprehensively assess the spectrum of issues related to informed consent, the consortium, coordinated by Professor Nikolaus Forgo, Leibniz Universitat Hannover, brings together multidisciplinary specialists from the fields of law (Leibniz Universitat and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), informatics (Custodix and Technological Education Institution of Crete) and clinical practice (Universitat des Saarlands). Together they will analyse how informed consent issues are handled in clinical research and care environments in close cooperation with the relevant stakeholders.
A particular focus will be placed on research and clinical trials involving vulnerable patient groups, with a particular focus on the paediatric population, due to the complex requirements involved for these cohorts.

Το έργο ολοκληρώθηκε από το Σταύρο Καουκάκη σε συνεργασία με το TEI Κρήτης.