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We are very much looking forward to seeing you all over the next few days at the EphMRA ‘Shaping the Future’ conference. Come and see us. contractors – to adhering to the EphMRA Code, including adverse event reporting guidelines. . Megha Kalani, Product Manager at Philips Healthcare, and Jemma Lampkin, Senior Project Manager Healthcare at SKIM, co-presented at this year’s EphMRA .

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To healthcare professionals for fieldwork that lasts longer than 2 hours, fieldwork may last more than 2 hours but incentives 201 exceed 2 hours of incentives Directly to healthcare professionals, the transaction should involve an intermediary e. However, where revealing a client identity would bias or otherwise undermine the conduct of a research project, researchers may withhold the identity of the client at the sphmra of the research if withholding that information is unlikely to be detrimental to the participants.

EphMRA – Code of Conduct Online

When Written Consent is Required Vulnerable MR subjects are those who for whatever reason could be more susceptible than normal to physical or mental stress induced by the research process. The address data — name, postal address, telephone number, email address — MUST be destroyed at the earliest possible time i. Preparing the Sample Sample Size 4. Not use the information to influence future approaches to a MR subject. Who will administer the incentive What the incentive will be When the participant will receive the incentive If any conditions are attached e.

If no incentive is paid even if expenses e. Guard against unwarranted intrusion; so safeguards and the ability to end the observation quickly should be built in — the right to withdraw MUST be respected. Consequently personal data must never be made available to the commissioning client company unless it can be guaranteed that client personnel will not now or in the foreseeable future be able to identify the individuals. A disproportionate or unusual sample structure in quantitative market research Linking the market research to a specific product Using results within any publication or promotional material However the CPSU recommends that all market research studies carried out in Spain should be reported on a voluntary basis not just those that it is compulsory to report.

Informed consent guarantees MR subjects the right not to participate and the right to withdraw from the interview at any time. The topic for discussion prior to the interview The fact that they need not answer all of the questions posed Their right to withdraw at any point in the recruitment or interview process 7.


In France Loi Bertrand imposes a general disclosure obligation on companies manufacturing or commercialising health products or services. Protecting Personal and Company Data MR subjects agreeing to re-contact MUST be fully informed of the purpose of re-contact and who will make it.

National laws governing free prize draws vary widely in Europe, so care must be taken to ensure the prize draw is carried out in compliance with local law, including registering the draw with the relevant authority and arranging for the draw to be administered by public notary ephra other official as required by local law.

A copy of that database can be transferred and secondary processing e. Reasons why the MR subject has been chosen personal experience of drug, expertise in therapeutic field.

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Physicians have a duty of confidentiality towards their patients. Informed consent requires that if it is necessary to contact a MR subject again to ask further questions other than for quality eohmra purposesconsent for re-contact MUST be sought at the time of the recruitment interview or during the interview; even if only simple clarification is needed.

For online research with children MR subjects should be asked to give their age before any other personal information is requested. Measures should be in place to validate the identity of MR subjects to avoid surrogate MR subjects and to check the quality of responses e.

Reporting Market Research The size of the sample should be appropriate to meet the market research objectives. The second option is to have a qualified statistician determine that the risk is very small that the information could be used to identify the individual.

So if for instance a list of healthcare professionals HCPs was drawn up from health centre websites that listed the HCPs working there, this would not require the HCPs prior consent, and if these details are passed to another contractually linked party. Within the European Union, MAHs are legally obliged to report suspected adverse reactions and those adverse events that they consider to be signals.

Single stage market research studies conducted online, by telephone or by post that involve only minimal remuneration do eohmra require a written agreement in advance of fieldwork.

Researchers should try to establish as early as possible if the number to be contacted is that of a mobile or a fixed-line telephone. For further details upon telephone interviewing in Germany see Guidelines on Telephone Surveys published by the German market research organisations.


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The Code of Conduct provides comprehensive and up-to-date key ethical and legal guidance to support EphMRA members when they carry out multi-country, primary and secondary healthcare market research.

A senior member of the marketing or clinical department may provide the following information in writing — an outline of the:. In Germany and in Italy tax laws make it necessary to store the private address data of MR subjects receiving incentives for the length of time required by tax law. Purpose, Scope and Sources. Researchers should ensure that they abide by the terms and conditions attached to use of site content.

In cases where the subject under discussion is gender specific or of a sensitive or potentially embarrassing nature, MR subjects should be interviewed by interviewers of the same sex, or given the choice to be so.

Adverse event reporting requirements are the same when market researchers use social media as a source of market research data as any other market research medium such as face to face interviews.

These conditions should apply whether observers are watching a recording or video stream in remote locations or are viewing at the research location. The Disclosure Code applies to prescription only medicines and only to over the counter medicines if they are dispensed on prescription. Advisory boards epjmra or may not qualify as market research depending how they are run.

Panel members MUST be made aware that they are members of a panel and should be reminded of this at regular intervals. In the USA there is a federal prohibition on calling: In Sweden LIF guidelines state that the maximum incentive should be 2.

In Germany telephone interviews that are in any way directly linked with telephone marketing are prohibited. Researchers are responsible for the safe handling, processing, storage and disposal of market research and personal contact data.

It is not allowed to split a study into smaller units that share approach, objectives and methods. In contrast, market research is carried out for a commercial purpose i. It is provided as a reference for best practice. Do Not Contact Status 4. Abide by the guidelines for observers.