Clinical trial ethics

Clinical trial ethics

Recognising bioethical dilemmas

Novo Nordisk applies the same procedures wherever we sponsor clinical trials. This means that all participants enrolled in Novo Nordisk trials are protected by the same rights, high ethical standards and regulations irrespective of the location of the study.

Information on Novo Nordisk's approach to ethical issues in relation to clinical trials is compiled at our clinical trials website, a site providing an overview of all Novo Nordisk's clinical trials worldwide.

Blueprint for Change

To provide new insight into the shared value created to key stakeholders in connection with clinical research Novo Nordisk has conducted a BluePrint for Change study on clinical trials ‘Assessing the value of diabetes clinical research’. Our hope is that the study will be a catalyst for discussions about how clinical research can create even more value for all stakeholders involved and society at large.

How we conduct our clinical trials

How we conduct our clinical trials

Our main focus is the trial participant when we conduct clinical research. Read more about our values and principles.

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Before you volunteer to participate in a clinical trial

Before you volunteer to participate in a clinical trial

A few key matters are important for trial participants prior to volunteering and they are listed here.

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When you have decided to volunteer

When you have decided to volunteer

We continuously recruit patients in trials. Learn more about the clinical trials process.

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How we disclose our trial information to the public

How we disclose our trial information to the public

We are committed to transparency concerning our clinical research – read the details in our 'Code of Conduct'.

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Clinical trial data sharing

We share anonymised data with other researchers

We inform the public about the results from our clinical trials as required by international and national law.

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How to access clinical trial datasets

For researchers: How to access clinical trial datasets

As a researcher you may want to study the underlying study or patient level data to conduct further research. Read about the possibilities.

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A responsible approach to clinical trials brochure


A responsible approach to clinical trials

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Assessing the value of diabetes clinical research


Assessing the value of diabetes clinical research