Conducting Research

Expert researchers conduct high-quality and multifaceted research at Kuopio University Hospital in accordance with good scientific practices. Scientific research is a key part of everyday activity at the hospital.

We engage in research to find new diagnostic and treatment methods, and to assess the functionality of practices. Research in health sciences helps us find the best means for treating and promoting the health of patients.

Health science research conducted at Kuopio University Hospital complies with legislation on research, ethical principles, instructions regarding good clinical practice (ICH-GCP) and good scientific practices. Clinical research and drug studies must follow Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and ensure the research subjects' rights, safety and well-being according to the Declaration of Helsinki.

Participation as a human research subject is voluntary. Research subjects must have adequate information regarding the study before giving their consent. The person in charge of the research must assess and justify the ethics involved.

Scientific research performed at Kuopio University Hospital requires an organisation permit. The permit is a requirement for the validity of patient injury insurance and employer obligations. An organisation permit is applied through the eTutkija application.