Russian non-commercial social foundation "The League of Clinical Research" is the independent professional association created by the group of experts in clinical research. The main goal of the League is to support development of clinical trials in Russia, to the benefit of patients, the medical society and clinical science. To achieve this goal, the League co-operates with persons and organizations, sharing these interests.

The League is officially registered by The Department of Justice, Moscow, on May 19, 2000 (certificate No. 13418).

In July, 2000 the League established the hot line for the patients participating in clinical research. The patients have opportunity to obtain the independent free consultation concerning their rights as participants of medical scientific research.

The League is the co-founder of Independent Interdisciplinary Ethics Committee.

The League works over improvement of the legislation of the Russian Federation in clinical research, the customs registration of import of study drugs and export of laboratory samples, and over other issues in clinical investigations, including the organizational, advisory and methodological support of medical scientific projects.

Within the League's Charter and the Russian legislation, the League involved in organization and monitoring of medical scientific projects, the consultantship to pharmaceutical companies and the research centers, processing of scientific data, organization of educational seminars and roundtables in different medical fields.