National Workshop on “Ethics of Research Involving Human Subjects and Biosamples” in Oman
UNESCO and the Omani National Bioethics Committee (NBC) are organizing a national workshop on "Ethics of Research involving Human Subjects and biosamples" in collaboration with the Omani National Commission for UNESCO and the World Health Organization (WHO) at the premises of the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), in Muscat, Oman, from 7 to 8 April 2019.
The workshop aims to enhance the capacity in ensuring the highest ethics standard among members of the Research Ethics Committees (REC) at universities and hospitals in Oman.
UNESCO supports the role of national bioethics committees as an effective platform to promote principles in the UNESCO Declarations– the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights (1997), the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data (2003) and the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2005).
The workshop theme was proposed as one of the priorities during the Regional Summit for National Bioethics Committees in the Arab region (April 2017).