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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For eph,ra detail, please see http: Complaints and Grievance Procedure. These guidelines apply to market research carried out on mobile phones or devices and to browser based or downloaded applications, passive and active data collection. Client databases MUST be returned to the client or destroyed at the end of the project.

Personal data or personally identifiable information PII as it is sometimes known includes postal codes, cell phone numbers and email addresses as well as full 20113 and postal addresses.

In general, researchers must not make unsolicited email approaches to potential participants unless individuals have a reasonable expectation that they may be contacted for market research due to a pre-existing relationship with an organisation.

In Sweden LIF guidelines state that 2103 maximum incentive should be 2. If, however, under the pretense of market research the intention is to sell something, this exception does not apply.

Generally includes patient prescribed a company’s medicinal product in the usual manner. Country Specific Guidance However there is ephjra onus on the researcher to withdraw the MR subject from the study if they show any sign of being unhappy or distressed by being included in the study.

Licensed prescription-only medicines taken in line with the product license can only be taken by a MR subject who is an existing user of the product and epmra a registered medical practitioner is present.

A vulnerable MR subject could be someone who is HIV positive or has cancer, a psychiatric illness or is physically handicapped. Stimulus material should be fit for purpose.

EphMRA – Code of Conduct Online

E;hmra studies and panels MUST also be covered by a written agreement irrespective of methodology. Anonymity of MR subjects Drawn from Lists 4. Adequate precautions MUST be taken to protect personal data, any sensitive data and confidential information against unauthorised access.


Generally but not necessarily the client is a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, devices or diagnostics and the agency is a market research specialist. If there is a genuine ephmrra of disguised promotion by revealing the company name and if withholding that information is unlikely to be detrimental to the epymra, researchers may withhold the identity of the client indefinitely.

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.

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It is the responsibility of the market research agency or if used, their sub-contractors to report: Researchers MUST inform clients if any of the work to be carried out for them is to be combined or syndicated with work for other clients any other clients do not need to be named and MUST not be named without their permission. Contributors should be told the identity of the research organisation, purpose wphmra the eph,ra research, what sort of data will be collected, how their comments will be used and who will have access to it.

Clients are fully responsible for all damage or injury ephmraa by materials or products they have provided to researchers for research purposes unless the researcher failed to follow the care instructions provided by the client – when the materials were in the agency’s possession or the agency breached any other legal obligations.

In Mexico, all those under 18 are considered children. They are as follows: When online research is carried out, a notice to children informing them of the requirement for consent MUST be shown at the point where personal information is requested. Consequently clients can forward customer email addresses to agencies for recruitment purposesunless the client has included market research in their standard data protection opt out policy.


Non-interventional research is carried out for a clinical purpose i.

Richard Head elected Associate Member to the EphMRA Board

It often includes personally identifiable data. Anyone running sweepstakes, especially online, should have their counsel carefully monitor state and federal legislation and court decisions in this area. In the USA there is a federal prohibition on calling: Consent must be given for specific purposes and processing or transfer must be for these purposes alone.

Informed consent requires that if it is necessary to contact a MR subject again to ask further questions other than for quality control 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. It is good practice for researchers to keep copies of e-mails and other documents received from MR subjects agreeing to, or restricting, the use of or access to their personal information.

Market research should be clearly separated and distinguished from any other activity. The source of the list MUST be revealed to potential MR subject s at an appropriate point in the interview, if ephmga is requested. For each individual HCP that gives consent for their personal data to be used in this way: However it is allowable to pass back the personal details of those who have: MR subjects should also be given the opportunity to print out this statement.

Details about the true nature and purposes of the study What will happen to the information they give Details of any viewing or recording Country-specific 2103 for adverse event reporting 5. Consultants can also be a sub-contractor in the research relationship.

Current statistics around mobile technology reveal that many physicians are now using iPhone, iPads and other mobile devices to assist them in their daily practices. Database building is a non-research purpose. The purpose of the agreement e. Personal data includes sound and image data e.