Europe Debates Ethics Reviews, Data Release

Science 1 March 2013:
Vol. 339 no. 6123 p. 1024
DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6123.1024

  • NEWS & ANALYSIS

CLINICAL TRIALS

European countries are embroiled in a debate over how to redo rules for clinical trials, an effort to replace a controversial 12-year-old directive that critics say bound human research studies in red tape. But preserving stringent patient protections without tipping into excessive bureaucracy—and getting 27 countries to agree—is no easy task.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6123/1024.short