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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 822-826

Ethical principles for biomedical research involving human participants - An update

1 Reader, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, M.R. Ambedkar Dental College, Bengaluru, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Associate Professor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, India

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M K Vanishree
Reader, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, M.R. Ambedkar Dental College, Bengaluru
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In the past 25 years the area of medical research is growing immensely. Large number of studies has been undertaken in both developed and developing countries. Though this is a matter of pride at the same time there is a lack of awareness of ethical and legal aspect of biomedical research in the investigators. History has shown lot of ethical violations. Some of the ethical issues being informed consent, confidentiality and privacy. World Health Organizations' in association with various organizations have now given a guidelines for the protection of human participants in biomedical research starting from Nuremberg Code to recent Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights. Hence this paper is an attempt to highlight the Ethical guidelines by ICMR for Biomedical research and Role of ethic committees.

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