Molecular medicine, the human genome project and proteomics have opened vast opportunities for translation of basic science observations to the bedside through clinical research. Although the importance of research in medical education has long been recognized, education of the medical community about the clinical research process has received little attention until recently. This book is an introduction to the principles and practice of clinical research and is divided into three parts: ethical, regulatory, and legal issues; biostatistics and epidemiology; technology transfer, protocol development and funding. The book is designed to fill a void in clinical research education and provides the necessary fundamentals for clinical investigators. It should be of particular benefit to all individuals engaged in clinical research, whether as physician or dental investigators, Ph.D. basic scientists, or members of the allied health professions. It should be of particular benefit to both students and those actively participating in clinical research.Gallin, John I. is the author of 'Principles and Practice of Clinical Research' with ISBN 9780122740657 and ISBN 0122740653.