The Declaration of Helsinki, 50 Years Later

by Paul Ndebele
JAMA – Published online October 19, 2013

2 pp. 137 kB:
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/data/Journals/JAMA/0/jvp130146.pdf

Recent years have seen increased international debate about the ethics of conducting medical research in developing countries. From a limited-resource setting perspective, the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) guidelines 7 were viewed more favourably than those of the Declaration of Helsinki because the CIOMS addresses issues of relevance to resource-limited settings. The new version of the Declaration of Helsinki has addressed many of the important issues relevant to conducting research in developing countries. By addressing these issues, the declaration has recognized the role of limited-resource settings in generating research data.

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