Declaration of Helsinki

From The Embassy of Good Science

Declaration of Helsinki

What is this about?

The World Medical Association (WMA) has developed the Declaration of Helsinki in 1964 as a statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, including research on identifiable human material and data.

Why is this important?

The Declaration lays down the principles under which scientific research involving human subjects is allowed. In broad lines, the health and well-being of the patient is of first consideration when conducting research, and as the declaration states: “A physician shall act in the patient’s best interest when providing medical care.”

For whom is this important?

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