Clinical Trials in India: Research Ethics in the News

The Times of India reports that the Drugs Controller of India has stipulated that all clinical trials (new and ongoing) in India must be registered with The Clinical Trials Registry- India (CTRI). The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) expects that this will increase transparency and assist in the ethical conduct of research while adding to public trust. Read the full story:

Now, all human clinical trials to be registered. The Times of India. June 15, 2009.

Related Links:

Bio-Medical Ethics | ICMR
ICMR. Ethical guidelines for biomedical research on human participants. New Delhi, 2006. [PDF – 3.14 MB]

Other Research Ethics News:

Vaccine Plan Aims to Spur Drug Development for Poor Nations. Michael M. Phillips, The Wall Street Journal. June 12, 2009.

Comment: Human subjects have human rights. Daniel Everett, New Scientist. June 9, 2009.
Biologist Jared Diamond is being sued by people he studied.

Benefits of the stem cell ban. John D. Loike and Ruth L. Fischbach, The Scientist. June 8, 2009.
Federal aversion to embryonic stem cell research had a silver lining: it galvanized the development of new biotechnologies in stem cell science, two bioethicists argue.

Human Subjects Research: Undercover Tests Show the Institutional Review Board System Is Vulnerable to Unethical Manipulation: Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives. GAO-09-448T. United States Government Accountability Office, March 26, 2009.


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