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Compensation contraception

BAREC wishes to provide clear guidance on the reimbursement of contraception-related expenses in the context of clinical trials, emphasizing the principle that sponsors should cover these costs when a participant is required to use contraception as part of the study protocol.

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BAREC statement race and ethnicity

The participants in a clinical trial should reflect the target population. Adequate reporting of race and ethnicity can potentially contribute to better understanding of cultural, social, and biological differences, enabling the identification of population groups disproportionately affected by certain diseases, along with genetic information collected from study participants.

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BAREC SYMPOSIUM 09 December 2023

Belgian Association of Research Ethics Committees (BAREC)

SYMPOSIUM 09 December 2023, The Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels



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Ethics is not mathematics

About the necessity for Harmonisation of the assessments for clinical research CTR/MDR/IVDR

Please register here before 04 December 2023



9:00 – 9:20: Registration and welcome coffee


Morning sessions for all stakeholders

 9:20 – 9:30: Welcome word by the president of BAREC (Christel Vansteenkiste)

9:30 – 9:45: The messiness of research ethics (Bert Vanderhaegen)

9:45 – 10:05: Point of view of CT-College

10:05 – 10:25: Point of view of FAHMP

10:25 – 10:45: Point of view of sponsor


10:45 – 11:15: Coffee break


11:15 – 11:30: Point of view of an Ethics Committee (Minne Casteels)

11:30 – 11:45: A national EC or harmonisation and education, the better solution? (Audrey Van Scharen)

11:45 – 12:30: Panel discussion


12:30 – 13:30: Lunch


Afternoon session for Ethics Committees

 13:30 – 16:00: Reflecting on the morning’s insights: A Panel Discussion on the presented information



EC members

–          Without lunch €20

–          With lunch €50


Non-EC members

–          Without lunch €50

–          With lunch €80


Please make a payment to the following bank account number: BE35 0689 3066 7537

RIZIV/INAMI Accreditation for Ethics Requested

Final Advice Clinical studies with questionnaires

Clinical studies with questionnaires (outside SoC): Interventional vs non-interventional?

From BAREC, we give an advice on how to consider studies involving questionnaires (outside standard of care (SoC)) and which fall under the (Belgian) law of 7 May 2004 to be interventional or non-interventional.

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