Some people would like to know who has initiated the clinical trial or who will be the owner of the data. You can ask your physician for this information. There are several possibilities:
- The clinical trial can be initiated by a pharma company or company that manufactures medical instruments. They have developed a new drug or medical instrument that has not yet been marketed for sale. First it needs to be investigated if the new drug or medical instrument is safe and effective. The companies ask physicians if they would like to investigate this.
- In addition special research centers or institutes can initiate a clinical trial. Also a department of a hospital can decide to conduct a clinical trial.
- Many research is being conducted in University Medical Centers.