Public Comments submitted: “Declaration of Helsinki Public Comment Period Two”

Public Comments

Comments provided on: June 24, 2024

Comments provided to: World Medical Association

The MRCT Center submitted public comments in response to the World Medical Association’s (WMA’s) second phase of proposed revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki (DoH). Mark Barnes, MRCT Center Faculty Co-Director, attended the last working meeting on the DoH. In direct response to concerns discussed internally and with our Executive and Steering Committees, we recommended substantial revisions to the WMA Workgroup’s proposals, including recommending comments specific to vulnerable populations, research ethics committees, informed consent, and post-trial access. Both Mark Barnes and Barbara Bierer have been invited to attend the final WMA revision discussion meeting in Washington, D.C. this August.