Declaration of Helsinki | HealthScience.net
Connotea Imports 2012-04-19
"The Declaration of Helsinki was created in 1964 by the World Medical Association (WMA)....The Declaration of Helsinki has been revised six times, in 1975, 1983, 1989, 1996, 2000, and 2008. The fifth revision, in 2000, caused considerable controversy....5. Medical progress is based on research that ultimately must include studies involving human subjects. Populations that are underrepresented in medical research should be provided appropriate access to participation in research....14. The design and performance of each research study involving human subjects must be clearly described in a research protocol. The protocol should contain a statement of the ethical considerations involved and should indicate how the principles in this Declaration have been addressed. The protocol should include information regarding funding, sponsors, institutional affiliations, other potential conflicts of interest, incentives for subjects and provisions for treating and/or compensating subjects who are harmed as a consequence of participation in the research study. The protocol should describe arrangements for post-study access by study subjects to interventions identified as beneficial in the study or access to other appropriate care or benefits....19. Every clinical trial must be registered in a publicly accessible database before recruitment of the first subject....33. At the conclusion of the study, patients entered into the study are entitled to be informed about the outcome of the study and to share any benefits that result from it, for example, access to interventions identified as beneficial in the study or to other appropriate care or benefits...."