Declaration of Helsinki

From The Embassy of Good Science

Declaration of Helsinki

What is this about?

Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. Developed by the World Medical Association in 1964, the Declaration of Helsinki is a fundamental document on biomedical research that works as a code of research ethics and provides principles to protect human subjects in biomedical research.

Why is this important?

The Declaration of Helsinki is especially important to protect the well-being of human subjects involved in biomedical research. It serves as a call of duty for physicians, that need to safeguard the welfare of the human subjects. Different European societies, such as the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Biomedical Alliance in Europe, and the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association, have endorsed the declaration in their code of ethics and conduct.

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