At the Hospital Clínic, a large number of research projects and clinical trials are promoted and carried out in various therapeutic areas. Biomedical research is fundamental for the advancement of scientific knowledge in medicine and allows for the discovery of new treatments and procedures to improve people’s health.
This space contains a list of the clinical trials and research projects that are being carried out at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. For each trial or project, there is a general description as well as additional information and the research team’s contact details.
What is a project?
A biomedical research project is any clinical or preclinical research study that requires patient participation, patient health data or human biological samples in order to be completed.
What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial with drugs is a type of experimental study whose main objective is to assess the therapeutic effects and safety of one or several drugs in a specific group of patients.
Clinical Trials FAQ:
- What is a Phase I clinical trial?
It is a study that is carried out with a small number of volunteers, who are generally healthy, in order to assess the safety of a new treatment or drug.
- What is a Phase II clinical trial?
It is a study carried out to determine whether a new treatment or drug is effective against a specific disease. Normally, this is carried out with a small number of patients who are living with the disease, in order to gather initial data on the drug’s efficacy and safety.
- What is a Phase III clinical trial?
It is a study that is carried out to determine whether a new treatment or drug is safe and effective, comparing it with the standard treatment for this disease. These are usually trials with a larger number of patients than in Phase II, and they are generally randomized (one group of patients receives the new treatment and another receives the current standard treatment or comparative treatment).
- What is an observational study with drugs?
It is a study that is carried out when the drug is administered in accordance with the terms of its authorization in the real world, and data are collected on its safety and efficacy.