The Faculty of Nursing (FKep) of Hasanuddin University held a “Research Talk Series”, presenting Prof. Gerhard Fortwengel (MID Hochschule Hannover, Germany) who discussed the topic “Clinical Trial and Good Clinical Practice Implementation for Nursing”.

The activity takes place starting at 16.00 WITA and is connected virtually through the Zoom meeting application, Thursday (16/6).

Deputy Dean for Academics, Research and Innovation, Syahrul Said, S.Kep., Ns., M.Kes., Ph.D. thanked the resource persons for their willingness to share knowledge and experiences. This activity is a form of World Class University commitment.

“It is an honor for FKep Unhas to present international speakers. Topics related to improving the quality of research, namely opening up clinical experimental research opportunities in health. For this reason, it is hoped that it can become a joint discussion space for the development of the scientific field, “explained Syahrul.

In his presentation, Prof. Gerhard Fortwengel explained about the guidelines for good clinical trials involving human participation as subjects. Good clinical practice applies international ethical and scientific quality standards in designing, conducting, recording and reporting clinical trials that have involved the participation of human subjects while ensuring the credibility of trial data.

Prof. Gerhard explained that the rights, safety and well-being of each subject are the most important considerations and should come first, by providing scientifically reasonable and scientifically sound non-clinical and clinical information explained in clear and detailed protocols.

“Medical care for each subject is the responsibility of qualified health personnel, accompanied by clinical trial reporting that ensures that the data and results reported are reliable and accurate. The rights, integrity and confidentiality of test subjects can be protected. Ensure the credibility of clinical trial data,” explained Prof. Gerhard.

Prof. Gerhard Fortwengel has more than 20 years of experience involved in Clinical Research. Prior to being a professor at the University of Applied Science and Arts in Hannover in Germany, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry responsible for clinical research and quality assurance.