Revised CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines for Health-Related Research Involving Humans

JAMA. 2017; 317(2):135-136
Authors: Johannes J. M. van Delden, Rieke van der Graaf
“CIOMS recently released a new version of its International Ethical Guidelines for Health-Related Research Involving Humans. These guidelines were developed in collaboration with WHO and based on authoritative ethical guidance documents, such as the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki and UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. The aim of the guidelines is to provide internationally vetted ethical principles and detailed commentary on how these principles should be applied, with particular attention to conducting research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).”
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Towards a European code of medical ethics. Ethical and legal issues

J Med Ethics 2017;43:41-46
Authors: Sara Patuzzo, Elisabetta Pulice
“The feasibility of a common European code of medical ethics is discussed, with consideration and evaluation of the difficulties such a project is going to face, from both the legal and ethical points of view. On the one hand, the analysis will underline the limits of a common European code of medical ethics as an instrument for harmonising national professional rules in the European context; on the other hand, we will highlight some of the potentials of this project, which could be increased and strengthened through a proper rulemaking process and through adequate and careful choice of content.”
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Public Consultation on Section 3 (Chapters 3.1 & 3.5), Glossary and Revisions to Section 5 National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, 2007

Public consultation closes Wednesday 21 December 2016
“The National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is proposing a revision of Section 3 of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (the National Statement).”
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