What we do

The Clinical Research Ethics Committee of Bellvitge University Hospital carries out the functions granted by current legislation (Decree 406/2006 of the Department of Health, RD 1090/2015 and other applicable regulations), as well as those tasks that, within the framework of its powers, are delegated to it by the Hospital management and the Southern Metropolitan Territorial Management.

These functions include:

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Evaluation of the methodological, ethical and legal aspects of clinical trials with drugs and/or medical devices, as a Research Ethics Committee with medicines (CREm).
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Evaluation of the methodological, ethical and legal aspects of research projects involving the use of invasive procedures.
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Ethical and legal advice to researchers and other agents involved in biomedical research within the scope of the CREC. Act as an external advisory ethics committee of the HUB-ICO-IDIBELL Biobank.
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Collaboration in maintenaining the clinical trials module of the SAP Healthcare programme
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Corporate Documentation.
Participation in teaching activities by institutions within or outside its scope.
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Evaluation of the methodological, ethical and legal aspects of post-authorisation observational studies with drugs, other observational studies and research projects involving the use of biological samples of human origin.
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Regular monitoring – at least once a year – of the situation of the different research projects that have been approved, both in terms of the substantial modifications made to them and the new safety information that has been provided (ad hoc reports, annual safety reports, etc.)
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Formal certification of the participation of researchers in biomedical research projects evaluated by the Committee.
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Advice to the management, centre management and other agents of the institutions within the scope of the CREC on issues of general interest related to their activity.