Please take time to review Emily Haglund’s article “Risk Management in Clinical Research Process and Application” that was recently posted on GxP Lifeline.  The applicable guidances for good clinical practice (GCP), ICH E6 and ISO14155, state explicitly that the sponsor is responsible for quality assurance and quality control. One aspect of quality involves how risks are approached and managed throughout the course of a clinical trial, and is the focus of this article.