Docket Management
Docket: 02N-0475 - Financial Relationships and Interests in Research Involving Human Subjects
Comment Number: EC -3

Accepted - Volume 1

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Sue Levi-Pearl Date/Time 2003-04-22 15:11:45
Organization Tourette Syndrome Association
Category Association

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments The Tourette Syndrome Assoc., Inc. is writing to express full support of the proposed HHS/Guidance Document dealing with issues of financial conflicts of interest in human studies research. Among the many valuable points to consider, we view the separation of financial and scientific decisions to be key. The establishment of fully independent Conflict of Interest Committees (COICS) will contribute enormously to a reduction of such conflicts thereby restoring full public confidence in the integrity of the local IRB's, individual investigators, sponsors and research institutions. We hope this initiative is but a prelude to making these sound practices mandatory. Sue Levi-Pearl, VP Medical & Scientific Programs Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. 42-40 Bell Blvd. Bayside, NY 11361 718-224-2999 ext.222

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