Francis P. Crawley MA is the Executive Director of the Good Clinical Practice Alliance – Europe (GCPA) in Brussels, Belgium. He is the founder and Director of the Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER). He coordinates the GCPA-SIDCER European Fellowship in Research Ethics (EFRE) He is a philosopher specialized in ethical, legal, and regulatory issues in health research, having taught at several European, Asian, and Middle East universities.