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Declaration of Helsinki update


The World Medical Association invites all experts and stakeholders to submit comments on the new draft version via email to the WMA secretariat at doh@wma.net no later than 15 June 2013.

The new draft revised version of the Declaration of Helsinki may be downloaded here.


Researchers and sponsors added to the list of those who have ethical obligations with regard to the publication of the results of research (see para 36):

“Researchers, authors, sponsors, editors and publishers all have ethical obligations with regard to the publication of the results of research. Authors have a duty to make publicly available the results of their research on human subjects and are accountable for the completeness and accuracy of their reports. They should adhere to accepted guidelines for ethical reporting. Negative and inconclusive as well as positive results should be published or otherwise made publicly available. Sources of funding, institutional affiliations and conflicts of interest should be declared in the publication. Reports of research not in accordance with the principles of this Declaration should not be accepted for publication.”

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