That was the eighth training seminar for members of the Spanish Research Ethics Committees organised by the Esteve Foundation in Spain. It was held in Salamanca, January 18-19 2012. Dr. Josep-E. Baños (Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) and Dr. Maria Isabel Lucena (Department of Pharmacology, University of Malaga) were the teachers and coordinators of the seminar.

The main objective of this series of seminars was to improve the knowledge and skills of the attendees to develope their job inside the Ethics Research Committee.