Association of Clinical Trials Organizations (ACTO) –
non-commercial organization of the companies/ legal entities and clinical research community engaged in clinical trials in Russia.
ACTO’s primary objectives are:
Further development of Russia as a leading clinical research country/market by engaging in capacity building and activities to shape the professional environment;
Generation of awareness of clinical research as a specialty and establishing the high Industry reputation amongst the general public and governmental agencies;
Creating a favorable business environment for the companies conducting the clinical trials in Russia;
Maintaining constructive dialogue with regulatory authorities and general public aimed at the development of stable local legislative basis for the clinical trials conduct harmonized with the respective worldwide standards;
Promoting an ethical business model;
Representing the interests of the members of the Association;
Ensuring a proper and effective balance between the interests of parties involved in clinical trials including the patients, the medical community, and the general public and governmental agencies.