New website for Clinical Studies Sweden
Clinicalstudies.se provides support for researchers and others interested in conducting a clinical study, and for patients who want to know more about participating in a study. The site is run by the Swedish Research Council in the context of Clinical Studies Sweden, which is a national collaboration between the Research Council and the six health care regions in Sweden.
"The aim of the website is to create a single source of information that supports people who are working to conduct clinical studies and also to inform about Sweden as a research country. At present, the website mainly holds information for researchers who want to know more about what it means to conduct clinical studies, and for people who want to know more about what it means to participate in a study. Via the website, also those who already work with clinical studies – from industry, academia, and healthcare – can get help with contacting their regional node for more support. There are six regional nodes, appointed by the Swedish health care regions, which contribute to national collaboration within clinical studies", says Kaj Stenlöf, head of the Office for Clinical Studies at the Swedish Research Council.