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Sci Eng Ethics. 2002 Jul;8(3):277-81.

The Council of Europe's instruments on biomedical research: how is conflict of interest addressed?

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  • 1Bioethics Division, DG 1-Legal Affairs, Council of Europe, 67075 Strasbourg, France.


Conflict of interest is an issue that has been put in the spotlight by the commercial application of the new biomedical technologies. This paper presents the approach of the Council of Europe and the binding legal instruments to deal with this problem. The main focus is on the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, and its draft additional Protocol on Biomedical Research.

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