That was the fourth over six training seminars for members of the Spanish Research Ethics Committees. It was held in Alzira (Valencia), 16-17 December 2002. 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 kind of seminars was to improve the knowledge and skills of the attendees to develope their job inside the Ethics Research Committee.