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Indemnity Insurance

What is indemnity insurance and how is it related to international collaboration in cancer clinical trials?

In many countries, independent ethics committees (also called "institutional review boards" or "IRBs") may require indemnity or clinical trial insurance. The insurance would protect the institution from claims of non-negligent harm resulting from clinical research. The ethics committees may also require insurance coverage for patients for untoward events. 

In which countries is indemnity insurance required?

Insurance requirements and availability vary by country.