Clinical trials are designed to test how new medical approaches work in humans and how efficient, safe and economic they are. The prerequisites for such studies, the understanding of the pathophysiology of the underlying diseases, the definition of quantifiable endpoints by clinicians as well as data management and statistics are discussed.
PD Dr. Sven Trelle, Co-director Clinical Trial Unit,
University of Bern
Various experts from the University of Basel
and University of Bern