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Stay up to date - Stay on top - Ethics & Compliance update webinar

via webex
Friday 12 June 2020, 12.30

Get up to speed quickly with the latest compliance developments 

This webinar features an update on changes in the UK legal and ethical environment. 

Webinar recording and slides now available: full BHBIA members only - you will need to log in to access these - once logged in, the details will appear on the page below this text. 

We have a packed agenda, designed to bring members up to speed with the latest resources and guidance updates as well as taking a look at what's on the horizon.

Provisional Programme:

Introduction and welcome from the Ethics and Compliance Committee Chair 

Website Resources

  • BHBIA Covid-19 information and resources bank and latest guidance for members
  • Navigating the BHBIA website - a 'walk-about' to help you find all the Ethics & Compliance resources, including new content

Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Healthcare Market Research 

  • New Guidelines format – featuring practical examples
  • 2020 Guidelines – Extension of definition of MR and request for any other suggestions

GDPR news 

  • Article 89  ‘Statistical, scientific and historical research’, definitions and interpretation

Data Analytics 

  • Recent additions to the BHBIA offering

On the horizon 

  • Brexit
  • AE/PC/SRS guidance changes in line with new Medical Devices Regulation


  • 2020 Compliance Challenge BOBI Award
  • Spotlight on Compliance Seminar - September
  • Guidelines in Action Workshop - October

Q&A and concluding comments 


Catherine Ayland is an independent market research consultant specialising in the healthcare field.  Catherine has been the BHBIA’s independent Ethics Consultant since 2005 and in this capacity she is responsible for developing and maintaining the BHBIA’s Legal and Ethical Guidelines.  Prior to working as a freelance consultant, which she has done for the last 15 years, Catherine spent 13 years on the client side, ultimately heading up the international market research team within Boots Pharmaceuticals. 

Catherine's role involves regular liaison with the MRS, the ABPI (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry), the PMCPA (the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority), the ICO (information Commissioners Office) and with EphMRA (European Pharmaceutical Market Research Association) and ESOMAR too.

I have been working in the business information sector since 1996, initially working in quantitative market research for a leading UK agency, and then at CSL since 2000.
My role at CSL has evolved constantly, but has always been centered around customer engagements and the design and development of new products and services.

I take every opportunity I can to learn new things, and do my best to find as many things interesting as possible. 

I led the Data Analytics Guidelines section of the BHBIA Ethics & Compliance Committee, before being elected as Committee Chair in 2018.

Rebecca recently joined SERMO as its new Global Compliance Manager, supporting its endeavors on tech-first approach to traditional MR. Her new role is designed to focus on building strong working relationships with clients but also dynamically advise and train internal teams on the Industry’s guidelines. 

Rebecca joined the Ethics & Compliance Committee to give her access to a new platform to engage with other members, debate insights and collaborate in de-constructing ethical challenges whether advent from traditional Healthcare MR or the ever progressive developments in tech. 

Previous to her current role, Rebecca had a 5+ years experience with Kantar Profiles (Health), championing data protection and compliance both in UK & AMS.

Having worked in the healthcare market research arena for most of her career, Yuliya’s passion for uncovering research insights has been supported by gaining robust experience across numerous therapy areas and methodological approaches over the years.

Through her avid interest in high quality data and a real fascination with healthcare research, Yuliya has developed extensive data collection expertise and the desire to deliver ‘gold standard’ within MR by combining the drive for innovative approaches with guideline adherence and understanding.

A naturally keen ambassador for ethical compliance and guidelines, as well as leading the implementation of GDPR within her own organisation, Yuliya joined the BHBIA Ethics & Compliance Committee in early 2018 to help drive compliance across the industry and has since spoken at several successful BHBIA events.

Subject matter expert with industry reputation in quality management, compliance, ethics and privacy in the pharmaceutical and consulting industry.

Skills and competencies: Jessica is providing oversight and support across 30+ global Kantar offices in regulation, privacy, ethics and compliance. Jessica is responsible for maintaining, anticipating and coordinating all activities regarding compliance laws/regulations and quality framework on Clinical, RWR (Real World Research) and MR (Market Research)

Background and experience: Jessica is an experienced statistician, analyst and methodologist. She gained her reputation through her publications and professional committee work in the industry. Jessica is a frequent speaker and contributor in major conferences. She has a PhD in Social Science and MRS fellowship.

Jessica is a member of the BHBIA Ethics & Compliance Committee, EphMRA Ethics Committee, UK Research Ethics Committee, reviewer and chair of ISPOR Code of Conduct Committee. 

Outside of work: Enjoy sports (rowing and yoga in particular), travel, learning anything new, fun and creative. 

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