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Clinical Research Association: A Leading Civil Society Organisation in Turkey

As can be seen in all areas, civil society organisations and
initiatives are of key importance in clinical research. In order to
translate the ideas and requirements raised by any stakeholder
into structured and constructive policy initiatives, societies,
through non-profit organisations and associations, are actively
involved in activities in clinical research in the world. In Turkey,
the Clinical Research Association (Klinik Arastirmalar Dernegi
– KAD) is an important initiative which serves to improve the
clinical trials in Turkey. Duygu Koyuncu Irmak, Associate
Director in INC Research Turkey, explains how the Clinical
Research Association is the first and unique civil society
organisation in Turkey, and has become a multidisciplinary
contributor to improve clinical trials.