Taking stock of the availability and functions of National Ethics Committees worldwide

BMC Medical Ethics
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Taking stock of the availability and functions of National Ethics Committees worldwide
National Ethics Committees (NECs) offer important oversight and guidance functions and facilitate public debate on bioethical issues. In an increasingly globalized world where technological advances, multi-national research collaborations, and pandemics are creating ethical dilemmas that transcend national borders, coordination and the joining of efforts among NECs are key. The purpose of this study is to take stock of the current NEC landscape, their varying roles and missions, and the range of bioethical topics on which they deliberated since their inception
Authors: Patrik Hummel, Taghreed Adam, Andreas Reis and Katherine Littler
Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2021 22:56
Content type: Research article
Published on: 10 May 2021