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The CIOMS (Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences) guidelines on human research were originally developed to indicate how the ethical principles as set out in the Declaration of Helsinki could be effectively applied in low and middle income settings. First published in 1982, the guidelines were revised in 1993 and 2002. A CIOMS Working Group has been revising the guidelines since 2012, and the current draft text is now open for comment. The research and research ethics community, as well as the wider public, are now cordially invited to provide comments.
Further details:
Deadline for comments: 1 March 2016.
Differences between the 2002 Guidelines and 2015 draft guidelines
The 2015 draft merges the CIOMS Guidelines for Biomedical Research (2002) with the CIOMS Guidelines for Epidemiological Research (2009) since the two guidelines substantially overlap each other. The scope of the current draft guidelines has accordingly been broadened from biomedical research to health-related research with humans.
Most guidelines have been substantially revised. Guidelines have also been merged where possible. At the same time, new guidelines have been added to address new, pressing issues that require ethical guidance (such as disaster research or implementation research). The revised table of contents, with links to the text, is below:

Providing feedback
Please visit the CIOMS website and the text of the specific Guidelines to provide feedback. The Working Group asks that as much as possible, concrete, specific comments and text proposals be provided and apologises that it will not be able to respond individually to each commentator.
The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) is an associate partner of UNESCO, and is in official relations with WHO.

  • dougbe_yao dougbe_yao 13 Oct 2015

    Ok fine. it's to update our knowledge