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Through its membership, CIOMS is representative of a substantial proportion of the biomedical scientific community. In 2013, the membership of CIOMS included 49 international, national and associate member organizations, representing many of the biomedical disciplines, national academies of sciences and medical research councils. The main objectives of CIOMS are:
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CIOMS Working Group on the Revision of CIOMS 2002 International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects
CIOMS Working Group on the Revision of CIOMS 2002 International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human SubjectsThe public consultation is now closed and we thank the very many commentators for their contribution to our work. All comments will be discussed within the Working Group and we hope to be able to submit the final draft to the CIOMS Executive Committee before the end of the year.
For your convenience, the draft of the CIOMS Working Group on the Revision of CIOMS 2002 International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects will remain on the website until the final version has been approved and can be found under the following link:
Draft CIOMS Guidelines
CIOMS is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Lembit Rägo as its new Secretary-General. Lembit Rägo, MD, PhD, was Professor of Clinical Pharmacology (Tartu University) and founder and first Director General of the Estonian Drug Regulatory Authority, State Agency of Medicines. He has two PhD degrees in medicine (one from Tartu University, Estonia, and another from Kuopio University, Finland).
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7th meeting of the Implementation Working Group, Chavannes-de-Bogis, Switzerland, 19-21 May 2015The June 2015 Newsletter presents news from the Working Groups, the Secretariat, and also CIOMS participation in an ISoP‐UMCTraining Course,.
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10th Working Group Meeting on Revision of CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines, Utrecht, Netherlands, 1-3 June 2016
10th Working Group on MedDRA IWG Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2016
83rd CIOMS Executive Committee/General Assembly Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 29 November 2016
8th CIOMS Working Group Meeting on Vaccine Safety, Accra, Ghana, 22-23 March 2016
9th Working Group on MedDRA IWG Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 15-16 March 2016
82nd CIOMS Executive Committee Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 8 December 2015
ISoP meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, 27-30 October 2015
8th Working Group on MedDRA IWG Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 24-25 September 2015
7th CIOMS Working Group meeting on Vaccine Safety, near Philadelphia, PA, USA, 21-22 September 2015
8th Working Group X on Meta-analysis, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 1-2 July 2015
9th Working Group on Revision of CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines, Paris, France, 14-16 June 2015
th Working Group on MedDRA IWG, Chavannes-de-Bogis, Switzerland, 19-20 May 2015
8th Working Group on Revision of CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines, Vilnius, Lithuania, 22-24 March 2015
6th Vaccine Safety Working Group, Lyon, France, 18-19 March 2015
ISoP Meeting, Mysore, India, 12-14 January 2015
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