Ethical research is grounded in quality data: a clinical data management workshop in Varanasi

Paritosh Malaviya, Raffaella Ravinett, Shyam Sundar

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2013.041


Research ethics is closely related to scientific and methodological standards. A research project involving human participants is never ethical if it is not scientifically and methodologically sound in the first place. Clinical data management, despite often being perceived as “just” a technical methodological service, plays in fact a key role in ensuring that data collected within a medical research are true, accurate and reliable; that subjects’ privacy and confidentiality are duly ensured, and that the study findings will serve the interests of individual and public health.

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