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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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The December 2016 CIOMS newsletter is available at the link below.
CIOMS December 2016 Newsletter
The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) addresses new challenges of protecting humans participating in health-related research. On 6 December 2016 the text of the new CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines for Health-related Research involving Humans is web posted for the first time. We are also happy to note that the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article on 6 December 2016 describing these important for protecting humans participating in health-research guidelines. This web posted final text was approved by the CIOMS Executive Committee during the XXII General Assembly of CIOMS on 29 November 2016. Please note that this text is still subject to layout copyediting and is not the very final version.
Text of the new guidelines
In 2011, the CIOMS Executive Committee decided to set up a Working Group to revise the CIOMS guidelines. Since then the Working Group and CIOMS staff have worked hard to revise and update CIOMS 2002 guidelines with an additional aim to merge it with CIOMS 2009 International Ethical Guidelines for Epidemiological Studies. Read more about the process of the revision, progress made, important dates and future plans.
Read more: New CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines now available
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11th Working Group on MedDRA IWG Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 22-23 March 2017
CIOMS 84th Executive Committee Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 28 November 2017
83rd CIOMS Executive Committee/General Assembly Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 29 November 2016
10th Working Group on MedDRA IWG Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2016
10th Working Group Meeting on Revision of CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines, Utrecht, Netherlands, 1-3 June 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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