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International Research Ethics

Posted Oct. 14, 2009, updated Oct. 15, 2012
Prepared by Mary Whisner for H590 International Research Ethics, Law and Policy.

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Selected Ethical Standards

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)

Council of Europe

European Union

International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). Group includes regulators and industry representatives from the EU, the US, and Japan. Guidelines include:

National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research

Nuffield Council on Bioethics (Oxford)

Nuremberg Code


United States Food and Drug Administration

World Health Organization

World Medical Association


Other Selected Sites

United Nations

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

World Health Organization

Other Organizations

Mahidol University (Thailand)

Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine -- Tropical Medicine (Oxford)

For other intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, see links here.


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