Francis Crawley

Executive Director - Good Clinical Practice Alliance - Europe (GCPA)

Francis P. Crawley is a philosopher specialized in research ethics, integrity, and methodology, and data/AI ethics & law. He is the Executive Director of the Good Clinical Practice Alliance – Europe (GCPA) and the Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER) in Leuven, Belgium. He coordinated the GCPA-SIDCER European Fellowship in Research Ethics (EFRE). He is Co-chairman of the EOSC Future / RDA Artificial Intelligence and Data Visitation Working Group & EOSC Future / RDA Ambassador for Ethics & Law. He also chairs the International Data Policy Committee of the International Committee on Data (CODATA), International Science Council (ISC).

He is also a member of the FAIRsharing Community Curation Programme at He recently co-founded the Ukraine Clinical Research Support Initiative (UCRSI). He has acted as an author for the WHO, other leading international and European research ethics and GCP guidelines, as well as for several guidelines in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

He is the past Secretary General of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP), where he also served as the Board’s Ethics Officer and Chairman of the Ethics Working Party. He has been a member of the joint EMVI-AMVTN Ethical Review Committee; a Permanent Liaison Officer to the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO; and a Contact Officer for CIOMS. He is also a member of several regional organizations for ethics in research in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He founded the AfroGuide Project: Developing Guidelines for Health Research in Africa, with the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union. He serves on several editorial boards for international journals.

Francis Crawley


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    Situationally Adaptive Trials - Ukraine Crisis


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