Committees of ethical and scientific evaluation for research in human beings and the guidelines CIOMS 2002


  • Eduardo Rodríguez Yunta Universidad de Chile


The present paper tries to be a reflection and guide for the evaluation of research proposals involving human beings by ethical review committees, considering the Latin American context, as presented by CIOMS Guidelines 2002, recently translated into Spanish by the Bioethics Unit of the Pan American Health Organization. Recommendations for review are presented according to the ethical requirements for research involving human beings proposed by Ezequiel Emanuel: Value, scientific validity, fair subject selection, favorable risk-benefit selection, independent review, informed consent, respect for enrolled subjects.


Ethics, research, committees.

Author Biography

Eduardo Rodríguez Yunta, Universidad de Chile

Doctor en Biología Celular y Molecular, Master en Teología, Especialidad Ética. Investigador del Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios en Bioética, Universidad de Chile.