European Commission itself and provides current information on the objectives, institutions, and policies of the EU. The site serves as an umbrella platform, containing home pages for all the EC institutions, their individual components, and specialized agencies as well as links to other servers.

This site provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. The information provided on should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

European patent office provides searchable databases for patents and patent applications worldwide.

The International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) was conceived in February 2011 as a forum to discuss future directions in medical device regulatory harmonization.

It is a voluntary group of medical device regulators from around the world who have come together to build on the strong foundational work of the Global Harmonization Task Force on Medical Devices (GHTF), and to accelerate international medical device regulatory harmonization and convergence.

International guidelines developed by the International Conference on Harmonization to regulate the conduct of clinical trials and assure they operate in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Allows you to find brief summaries of approved 510(k)s.