There are a number of online resources available:
The Centre for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media and policy makers about clinical research participation.
The Over-volunteering Protection System
This UK database records when anyone participates in clinical research studies, including at Covance. This is required for scientific, medical and ethical reasons.
Declaration of Helsinki
The Declaration of Helsinki, developed by the World Medical Association (WMA), is the ethical principles to which all human clinical studies must conform.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
All clinical trials in the UK are approved by the MHRA. The website contains further information regarding their role in UK clinical trials.
European Medicines Agency (EMA)
The EMA provides policies and guidance documents on how clinical trials are conducted in Europe and the UK.
National Research Ethics Services (NRES)
A branch of the National Patient Safety Agency, which approves all clinical studies conducted in the UK.