Protection of Human Subjects in Research

PRIM&R’s November 12 Social, Behavioral, & Educational Research Conference in Boston

Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R) is a non-profit organization based in Boston that advances ethical standards in the conduct of research, focusing on human subjects and vertebrate animal research.

Canadian 2nd Edition of Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS 2): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans Released

The Canadian Panel on Research Ethics announced in December 2014 the revised version of the 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS 2): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. TCPS 2 (2014) replaces TCPS 2 (2010).

Researcher-Participant Confidentiality Privilege Changes in Canadian Law

The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) reported on February 3, 2014 that researcher-participant confidentiality is now a formal concept in Canadian law.  The privilege will be applied on a case-by-case basis, according to the ruling from the Quebec Superior Court.    

World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki Revised in October 2013

The World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki sets forth principles for the ethical conduct of biomedical research by physicians involving human subjects around the globe.  It was originally adopted in 1964 and has been updated periodically, most recently in October 2013.

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