The FINPEDMED network offers effective, reliable, and responsible expert services relating to designing and conducting pediatric clinical trials. It also offers access to a healthcare environment which is professional and high-class both ethically and scientifically as is required for safe performance of clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practice and other research regulations. Clinical trials are conducted by experienced pediatricians and study personnel.
The operational model of the FINPEDMED network is based on the network's own Investigators Registry that helps to quickly identify and offer experts for requested services.
Conduct of pediatric clinical trials
Co-operation and research projects (investigators and research groups)
Early phase drug development; consultation
Protocol design and improvement
Consultations on written protocols
Consultations and statements by clinical experts (Expert Boards)
Consultations by experts in pediatric clinical pharmacology
Consultations related to development, research and registration of pediatric medicines
FINPEDMED Service Requests
All Service Requests to FINPEDMED are processed via web-based electronic Service Request system (launched in 2014). One Service Request may include information on one clinical trial, or consultation on one protocol or medicinal product. Consultations are processed separately by Expert Boards. In 2019 Service Requests are provided free of charge. Consultations are negotiated separately based on annually confirmed FINPEDMED Service Fees (2018). See More; Terms of FINPEDMED Services.
A Service Request may include attached documents, such as a feasibility questionnaire, trial synopsis, protocol, or other relevant documents. The Requester must define how the CDA (Confidentiality Agreement) needs to be signed and by whom before proceeding with the request. FINPEDMED Experts have no written CDAs with the HUS / Helsinki University Hospital legal research organization, which bears no legal responsibility for Experts' confidentiality.
The CDA can be signed first by the Executive Secretary of FINPEDMED (under the HUS / Helsinki University Hospital) to enable timely submission/receipt of information relating to the request. If signed CDAs shall also be obtained from individual FINPEDMED Experts before they can be granted access to detailed Service Request information, the Requester shall inform about their preferred practice in managing CDA documents.
FINPEDMED, as a non-juridical network, does not sign any trial or consultation agreements or administrate research / trial funding. All CDAs and trial and consultation agreements will be negotiated and signed between the Requester (i.e. Sponsor), the Expert, and the Research Organization (i.e. hospital) of the said Expert. Trial funding is administered in the Research Organization where the trial will be conducted. All FINPEDMED Agreements and Service Fees are administrated through CRI HUCH Ltd.