A collection of resources specific to ethics and policy guidelines for international research.
- The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization established jointly by WHO and UNESCO in 1949. in 2016 they updated their International Ethical Guidelines for Health Realted Research Involving Human Subjects.
Fogarty International Center Bioethics Information and Resources
The Fogarty International Center at the U.S. NIH supports and facilitates global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, builds partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and aids in training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs. Fogarty also aims to strengthen research bioethics expertise in developing countries by providing resources and information to bioethicists, research ethics committee members, researchers, students, and everyone else involved in international health research.
International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects Ethical Considerations in biomedical HIV Prevention Trials
Published by United Nations AIDS 2007 (with additional information added in 2012). An excellent resource about conducting clinical trials internationally.
Conducting International Research: Ethical and Policy Concerns UCOP powerpoint 2016
UC focused topics, including human and animal research, as well as intellectual property.
- Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
President Obama requested the Commission to assess research standards following the October 2010 revelation that the U.S. Public Health Service supported unethical research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948 that involved intentionally exposing thousands of Guatemalans to sexually transmitted diseases without their consent.
- United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
UNESCO’s International ethics reports and advices has a focus on vulneable populations
- World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO’s Ethics and Health Initiative examines a range of bioethical issues—such as access to health services and research with humans—raised by WHO’s own activities. Reports are generated regularly, here are some recent ones:
The World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organization of over 95 medical associations. While it is best known for the Declaration of Helsinki, WMA has published a number of guidelines and reports that address standards in medical education, ethics, and science.