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Safety monitoring

Safety Monitoring of a clinical trial is conducted by an independent physician with relevant expertise. This is accomplished by review of adverse event, immediately after they occur, with timely follow-up through resolution.

Responsibility for data and safety monitoring depends on the phase of the study and may be conducted by sponsor or CRO staff or contractor, and/or by the Principal clinical investigator/project manager conducting the study. Regardless of the method used, monitoring must be performed on a regular basis. Oversight of the monitoring activity is the responsibility of the sponsor.

See also


  • Ariel E. Quinio, Safety in Clinical Trials: Who is Responsible?International Biopharmaceutical Association:IBPA Publications, 2005
  • Carol Rados, Inside Clinical Trials Testing Medical Products in People FDA Consumer magazine, September-October 2003 Issue

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