Publication of revised international ethical guidelines

The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) has published the revised international ethical guidelines for human health research, better known as the CIOMS guidelines.

The previous edition of the CIOMS guidelines was published in 2002. The scope of the revised CIOMS guidelines has been expanded from biomedical research to health related research, because the term 'biomedical' didn't cover research such as research into health-related data. Examples of health-related research on humans that now fall under the scope of the revised CIOMS guidelines are: observational research, clinical trials, biobank research, and epidemiological research.

The revision of the CIOMS guidelines was supervised by CIOMS president and member of the CCMO, prof. dr. Hans van Delden.

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