Clinical Research Policy

Ethical Issues in International Research

Declaration of Helsinki

The World Medical Association (WMA) has developed the Declaration of Helsinki as a statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, including research on identifiable human material and data.  The Declaration is currently undergoing revision and is expected to be released soon.  Click here to access the latest version of the Declaration.

International Compilation of Human Research Standards


This is a list that enumerates over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines that govern human subjects research in 120 countries, as well as the standards from a number of international and regional organizations.