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 2009 CIOMS celebrated the 60th anniversary of its creation.
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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Professor Juhana E. Idänpään-Heikkilä, who served with great distinction as the Secretary-General of CIOMS from 2000 to 2006, has sadly passed away.
Read more: Passing of Professor Juhana E. Idänpään-Heikkilä
The September 2015 Newsletter presents a farewell from the Secretary-General, an online public consultation of the draft ethical guidelines and news from the Working Groups.
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CIOMS Working Group on the Revision of CIOMS 2002 International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects
In 2011, the CIOMS Executive Committee decided to set up a Working Group to revise the CIOMS guidelines. From September 2012 until September 2015 CIOMS has worked on this revision. CIOMS is pleased to invite the public to provide comments online on the individual guidelines from the above document.
The deadline for submitting comments to CIOMS is 1 March 2016. To access further information and submit comments on the individual guidelines, please click on the following link:
Go to the Public Consultation pages
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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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