Ethical Standard

1. Your observations about the similarities between the ethical guidelines you chose (at least 150 words)
2. Your observations about the differences between the ethical guidelines you chose (at least 150 words)
3. Your speculation/reflection abut the reasoning behind each set of guidelines (at least 150 words)
Your response to two of your peers’ posts is due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 26th.

2.  Comment:

Respond to 2 of your classmates’ post.

List of Ethical Guidelines:


Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) (1991) International guidelines
for ethical review of epidemiological studies
CIOMS (2002 [1993]) International ethical guidelines for biomedical research involving human
Council of Europe (1997) Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the
Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention On Human
Rights and Biomedicine
European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (1995, 1997) Guidelines and recommendations for
European ethics committees
International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of
Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) (1996) Guideline for good clinical practice
Nuffield Council on Bioethics (2002) The ethics of research related to healthcare in
developing countries
Nuremberg Code (1949) From trials of war criminals before the Nuremberg military tribunals
under control council law No. 10.
UNAIDS (2000) Ethical considerations in HIV preventive vaccine research
WHO (2000) Operational guidelines for ethics committees that review biomedical research
World Medical Association (2000 [1964]) Declaration of Helsinki: ethical principles for medical
research involving human subjects
US Ethical Guidelines:

Department of Health and Human Services (US) (1991) Code of federal regulations Title 45 Part 46:
Protection of human subjects
National Bioethics Advisory Commission (US) (2001) Ethical and policy issues in international
research: clinical trials in developing countries, Volumes I and II
National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioural Research
(US) (1979) The Belmont Report