The primary role of the National Committee on Medical Research Ethics (TUKIJA) is to serve as an expert on research ethics and advise regional ethics committees in matters of ethical principle related to medical research, and to provide training.
TUKIJA is also responsible for issuing opinions on the ethics of
clinical drug trials that are to be run in Finland unless this task
is delegated to a regional ethics committee. Upon request, TUKIJA
also issues opinions on proposals that have been previously
rejected by regional ethics committees.