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.
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).
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.