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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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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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:
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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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9th Working Group on MedDRA IWG Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 15-16 March 2016
8th CIOMS Working Group Meeting on Vaccine Safety, Accra, Ghana, 22-23 March 2016
10th Working Group Meeting on Revision of CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines, Utrecht, Netherlands, 1-3 June 2016
83rd CIOMS Executive Committee/General Assembly Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 29 November 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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