B – Reconsidering the Declaration of Helsinki

Emanuel EJ. Reconsidering the Declaration of Helsinki. The Lancet 2013;381(9877):1532-1533

The World Medical Association is developing its eighth version of the Declaration of Helsinki for the next year 50th anniversary. It should establish universal, minimum standards without which research on human beings is unethical. The next revision is a perfect moment to reassess this important document and to address many long-standing criticisms.