About Ethical

Ethical Grew Up with the eClinical World and Introduced eAdjudication®, eReconciliation®, and e-Crf® Solutions to It

Beginning as eClinical developers, our staff gained experience spanning the range of the eClinical world: eClinical technology, clinical systems, and data management in global trials, clinical trial quality, and data compliance. We gained experience in successful engagements with academic research organizations (AROs), biopharmaceutical or medical device enterprises, and clinical research organizations (CROs. We have become experts in the creation, performance, and management of the Clinical Research Data Management processes, workflows, private health information management, and compliance, clinical trial and GxP compliance, clinical systems design, integration, and management, as well as web and mobile interface design.

Our Mission

“Trial sponsors should by now have had enough of meaningless software complexity, oversized budgets, and absurd timelines.” Mimmo Garibbo, Director

When we founded Ethical in late 2013, we knew that trial sponsors needed faster and simpler adoption and integration processes for EA software.
Our approach built upon our staff’s experience in providing software solutions to support some 300 international clinical trials with more than 10,000 investigator sites and hundreds of thousands of patients. The result: a combination of out-of-the-box, effective software features, and complete technical infrastructure management using a cloud software-as-a-service provisioning model.
The software we deliver is complemented by the quality, empathy, flexibility, customization, and openness to integration that we consider to be strategic keys. The name Ethical embodies the importance we accord to the sensitive data services we provide and to the working relationship we have with our customers and the patients they serve.

Our History

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Working as GM Servizi, the team began with an assignment to design a web application to collect adverse events, a subject the team had no clue about. However, energy and enthusiasm led the team to rapidly learn how safety and quality assurance affect clinical trials.


In 2001, our team began a long-term relationship with Actelion, a Swiss biotech startup with a brilliant future. (In 2017, Johnson & Johnson acquired Actelion for $30 billion in cash.)
For Actelion and other customers, our staff traveled around the world, training investigators and supporting clinical studies data management, working with clinical development departments to develop the software necessary to deliver study tracking, data collection, queries management, coding, reconciliation, adjudication, protocol violations, laboratory results management, data review, narratives, supply management, document sharing, and much more.


In 2004, we delivered our first eClinical software as a managed cloud service, well before the cloud market boom. Hosted by our data center and technically managed by our staff, customers accessed the software through a standard browser connection. This solution immediately freed customers to focus better on their tasks without having to concern themselves with technical issues.


In 2008, the team achieved ISO/IEC 27001 certification, which recognizes that we manage customer data according to the highest international quality standards. Together with the extensive eClinical experience gained in work performed for so many trials, this infrastructure milestone was the final piece to add to the capabilities now employed by Ethical to provide and support its eReconciliation® software and services for Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) Data Reconciliation.


Ethical was founded in 2014 as a new venture focused on Clinical Endpoint Adjudication and Safety Data Reconciliation by a team that has been working in eClinical since 1997

Our Leadership

Ethical GmbH, owned and controlled by GM Servizi, is a new EA venture of a team with deep eClinical experience.

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Mimmo Garibbo

Director and Founder since 2013 
Education: Business Administration
Focus: Company management and business development

Beat Widler

Head of Quality Assurance
Focus: Over 25 years with Roche in Switzerland and the UK in the areas of regulatory affairs, clinical research and Quality Assurance & Risk Management. For 15 years, he was Global Head of Roche Clinical Quality and 5 years the Head of Roche Clinical Development UK. Representative for more than 15 years on IFPMA, EFPIA, Interpharma working groups and delegations to Health Authorities.

Simone Suriano

Software Engineering, R&D
Focus: Development and Software Design Lead. Simone knows how to make and manage robust software.

Massimiliano Grillo

Software Engineering, R&D
Software Leader

Luca Morbelli

Quality Assurance– Computer System Validation Manager

Carlo Rocca

CIO & Security Manager
Focus: Supports Ethical and its services machinery. 

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