TUKIJA's duties


TUKIJA's responsibilities include:

  • Issuing national opinions on clinical drug trials, unless the duties have been delegated to regional ethics committees;
  • Issuing opinions on previously rejected trial proposals to regional ethics committees where these are resubmitted unchanged; 
  • Issuing opinions on the conditions for establishing a biobank;
  • Advising regional ethics committees in matters of ethical principle, especially as regards clinical drug trials and provision of related training;
  • Participating in international cooperation on research ethics;
  • Gathering and conveying information on research ethics issues and provide information on the international debate on research ethics in the form of publications, training sessions and other such activities; and
  • Promoting the public debate on medical biomedical research.