Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
On-line version ISSN 1726-4642
Print version ISSN 1726-4634
BARBOZA, Marco; MINAYA, Gabriela and FUENTES, Duilio. Towards a national commission on health research ethics in Peru: reflections on the routes and processes comparing viewpoints. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.4, pp.621-628. ISSN 1726-4642. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342010000400020.
We performed a review of the constitution processes and functions of national commissions on health research ethics in Latin America and Europe countries, which are characterized by its relation with the legislation and governmental structures in health sector, but, especially, in almost totality of cases for being linked by the functioning of the Research Ethics Committees. On the basis of this review there are realized an initial balance sheet and perspectives of the conformation of a National Commission on Health Research Ethics in Peru.
Keywords : Ethics committees; research; Vulnerable populations; Clinical trials; Peru.