Documented examples of misconduct in centres collaborating in trials include the following [7,11-14].

♦ Forging patients' consent forms.

♦ Adjusting eligibility criteria to make a patient appear eligible who does not meet these criteria.

♦ Filling in results of repeated measurements that were not done, e.g. by repeating previous results.

♦ Failing to report adverse events.

♦ Filling in patient diaries retrospectively.

♦ Destroying data to thwart the investigation of suspected misconduct.

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