Ethics and health

National ethics committees in the Region of the Americas

ARGENTINA

National Committee of Ethics in Science and Technology (Comité Nacional de Ética en la Cienca y la Tecnología)


Ecuador 873 4° piso (C1214ACM)
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Republica Agentina
Tel.: +5411 4963 6605/6862/9575/9585 ext.7812
Fax: +5411 4891 8300/7812
E-mail: cecte@mincyt.gov.ar

Argentina National Bioethics Advisory Commission

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Defensa 120
1345 Capital Federal
Argentina

BOLIVIA

The National Ethics and Bioethics Steering Committee
Bolivian Academy of Medicine


Bolivian Academy of Medicine
Calle Ballivian No. 1266
Casilla Postal 14094
La Paz
Bolivia
Tel.: +591 2795815

BRAZIL

Comissão Nacional de Ética em Pesquisa (Conep)
(National Bioethics Commission of Brazil)


Ministério da Saúde
Esplanada dos Ministérios Bl.
G.Ed. Anexo Ala B. Sls. 136 a 147 - DF
Cep: 70058 - 900 Brazil
Tel.: +55 61315 2951
Fax: +55 612266453
E-mail: conep@saude.gov.br

CANADA

National Council on Ethics in Human Research (NCEHR)


774 Echo Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1S 5N8
Tel.: +1 613 730 6225
Fax: +1 613 730 8251
office@ncehr-cnerh.org

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, CIHR


Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Standing Committee on Ethics
410 Laurier Avenue W., 9th Floor
Address Locator 4209A
Ottawa
CANADA K1A 0W9
Tel.: General Enquiries: +1 613 941 267
Ethics Office: +1 613 946 4773
E-mail: info@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Commission de l'éthique de la science et de la technologie (CEST)

1200 route de l'Eglise
Bureau 3.45, 3ème étage
Sainte Foy (Québec)
Canada
Tel: +1 418 528 0965
Fax: +1 418 646 0920

CUBA

Comité Nacional Cubano de Bioética(Cuban National Commission for Bioethics)

Academia de Ciencias de Cuba (The Academy of Sciences of Cuba)
Capitolio Nacional
Prado y San José
Habana Vieja,
La Habana 12400
Cuba
Tel.: +537 8626545, 8670599
Fax: +537 338654
acc@cenial.inf.cu

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Comisiòn Nacional de Bioética
(National Bioethics Commission)

Comisión Nacional Dominicana de la UNESCO, SEEC
Calle Restauración
Avenidad Máximo Gomez
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
Tel: +809 247 3131
Fax: +809 725 2424

ECUADOR

Comité Nacional de Bioética del Ecuador
(Ecuador National Commission for Bioethics)

UNESCO Quito,
Foch 265, Apartado 17-07-8998
Quito, Ecuador
Tel.: +593 2529085
Fax: +593 2504435

EL SALVADOR

National Research Ethics committee (comité de Ética de Investgación Clínica)

Consejo Superior de Salud Pública
Paseo General Escalon
No 3551, San Salvador
El Salvador
Phone: +503 2121 2525
Fax: +503 2121 2525

JAMAICA

National bioethics Committee of Jamaica

C/o Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO
25 Dominica Drive, 3rd Floor
The Towers, New Kingston
P. O. Box 202, Kingston 5
Jamaica
Phone: +876 926 5480 Fax: +876 929 4022

MEXICO

PERU

Institutional Ethics and Research Committee, National Institutes of Health (Comité Institucional de Ética de la Investigatión, Instituto Nacional de Salud)

Administrativa Comité de Ética en
Investigación Instituto Nacional de la Salud
Cápac Yupanqui 1400
Lima 11
Lima, Peru
Telf: +51-1 617 6200 Anexo 2175 2144 2268
Fax: +51-1 617 6242 Anexo 2161 617 6242

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

1425 New York Avenue NW
C-100
Washington DC 20005
United States of America
Tel: +1 202 233 3960
E-mail: info@bioethics.gov

URUGUAY

Comisión National de Bioética Humana

Provides policy advice

Comisión de Bioética y Calidad Integral de la Atención de la Salud

Ministry of Public Health
18 de Julio 1892 of.108
11200, Montevideo
Uruguay
Tel: +598 2 409 2450
E-mail: bioeticaycalidad@msp.gub.uy

ONEC database

Following the 8th Global Summit of National Bioethics Advisory Bodies, The Global Health Ethics Unit at WHO that provides the permanent secretariat for the Global Summit started developing a database containing Opinions submitted by National Ethics Committees (ONEC). The ONEC database is hosted in WHO and is accessible through a public website. . The goal of this initiative is to provide easy, free, permanent and secure access to information and opinions submitted by National Ethics Committees.

International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)

The main aim of the WHO ICTRP is to improve research transparency and strengthen the validity and value of the scientific evidence base by facilitating the prospective registration of the WHO Trial Registration Data Set on all clinical trials, and the public accessibility of that information.

Contact information

Global Health Ethics
Department of Knowledge, Ethics and Research
World Health Organization
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Genève 27
Switzerland

The email address is: ct_ethics@who.int