Although the Republic of Moldova is a comparatively small country, the development of clinical trials has recently grown dramatically. To perform a clinical trial in Moldova, the sponsor must obtain an approval from the Ministry of Health. The Regulatory Authority which is responsible for granting approvals is the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency, which was established in 2005 and is responsible for regulating the clinical trial field in Moldova. All clinical trials must also be approved by the Ethics Committee established in 2016. The sites must be accredited and comply with the national and GCP (Good Clinical Practice) standards. In order to import the investigational product, the sponsor must also receive a special approval.