University of Tartu (UTARTU) is the oldest (founded at 1632), largest in Estonia with more than 13700 students and 1700 academic staff members. UTARTU is in bilateral co-operation agreements with 74 partner institutions in 29 countries to develop the professional competence, and is a leading center of research and training in Estonia.
Research at UTARTU focuses on subjects from medicine and philosophy, genetics to computer science. Almost half of the Estonians’ PhD theses have been defended in UTARTU. Currently UTARTU ranks among the top 2% of the best universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17), and belongs to the top 1% of the most-cited universities and research institutions according to ISI Web of Science.
UTARTU collaborates with all Estonian hospitals eg. University Clinics of Tartu and Tallinn Children hospital. Both are multidisciplinary hospitals with wide experience and facilities of conducting clinical trials.
Due to the participation in several projects: NeoMero, NeoVanc, Closed, MON4Strat, UTARTU will provide a clinical oversight to the complexity of pediatric research, and extensive expertise in ethical aspects related to pediatric research.
Main tasks in the project:
UTARTU will collaborate in WP2, WP3 and WP9 activities, providing its extensive expertise in ethical aspects related to paediatric research.