Revision of CIOMS guidelines

On 11-12 February, the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) convened the second workgroup meeting to revise the 2002 CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research. The discussion will revolve around several key issues in research ethics, such as the acceptability of using placebo controls when a proven effective intervention exists.

More information on the workgroup can be found here.