Ethics and health

Bioethics topics

A research technican processing fungal samples, Bangkok

The material provided here, which has been prepared by the Ethics and health team and by others, is intended to illuminate difficult or controverted topics in bioethics and, when appropriate, to express the World Health Organization's position. Responsibility for the content rests with the authors of each document.

 

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