Ethics Committee Process
In Finland, a clinical trial protocol has to be pre-evaluated from a medical and ethical point of view before any study procedures can be performed. Only study protocols given a favourable Ethics Committee opinion can be carried out. The National Committee on Medical Research Ethics, TUKIJA, issues opinions on the ethical aspects of clinical trials on medicinal products conducting in Finland unless this task is delegated to a regional Ethics Committee.
TUKIJA's and Regional Ethics Committees' service fees are decided and reviewed yearly by Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. For year 2016 the fee for Ethical Review of clinical trial on medicinal products or other medical research is 2700€ and for amendments 900€. The fees are reviewed on yearly basis.