Clinical trials are a basic element of the research that goes on in theHealth Research Institute-Fundación Jiménez Díaz, since they are a fundamental tool to develop new treatments. Also, controlled, randomized clinical studies provide researchers with the best method possible for measuring the efficacy and safety of new treatment measures.

It is the duty of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee to evaluate the methodological, ethical, and legal aspects behind protocols for clinical trials that aim to be carried out in the hospital. The group also gauges the benefit-risk balance associated with these projects. (See link)