Clinical Research Law in Jordan: An Ethical Analysis
Developing World Bioethics 2009 April; 9(1): 26-33
An ethical analysis of Jordan's Clinical Research Law, which became effective in 2001, was performed. Accordingly, this paper discusses the major components, key strengths and weaknesses of this law. As an initial effort, the Law addresses important aspects of research ethics and, hence, should serve as an example for other Arab Countries in the Middle East. Unique aspects of the Law include the requirement that those conducting any study have insurance that can compensate for research injuries and a system of fines and punishments for noncompliance with the Law. There are, however, some key items missing in the Jordanian Law. For example, the Law does not mention the requirement of a favourable assessment of risks and benefits, the fair selection of subjects, or articles regarding the protection of the rights and welfare of children and other vulnerable subjects participating in research. The paper concludes with the suggestion that new amendments should be considered for future revisions of the Clinical Research Law in Jordan.
Adverse Effects; Arab World; Biomedical Research; Children; Clinical Trials; Compensation; Confidentiality; Culture; Clinical Research; Consent; Disclosure; Drugs; Ethical Analysis; Ethical Review; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Government; Government Regulation; Guidelines; Human Experimentation; Informed Consent; Injuries; Insurance; Law; Legislation; Principle-Based Ethics; Professional Ethics; Regulation; Research; Research Design; Research Ethics; Research Ethics Committees; Research Subjects; Researcher Subject Relationship; Researchers; Review; Rights; Risks and Benefits; Selection of Subjects; Human Experimentation Policy Guidelines / Institutional Review Boards; Research on Foreign Nationals;
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