Revisions to Declaration of Helsinki expected in October, public consultation soon

The World Medical Association (WMA) is close to finalising a draft of revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki.

Discussions within the WMA have been going on over the past 2 years to update aspects of the Declaration, which underpins all ethical aspects of clinical research. At a meeting of its Council to be held in Bali in April, delegates are expected to issue a draft of the revisions for public consultation. After considering comments to this draft, the Council is expected to put the proposed revisions to its General Assembly, which will be held in Brazil in October.

ClinDev hopes to bring you more detail on these developments in an interview over the next few weeks.