The International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM) was established to foster mutually beneficial relationships between countries, societies, and professional men and women dedicated to the care of the acutely ill and injured throughout the world. It is imperative, therefore, that our shared commitment to new learning, new knowledge, and scientific discovery be mutually beneficial as well.
To better define the principles of research ethics, IFEM has provided the following checklist as a foundation. It is expected that IFEM members, either individuals or countries, would subscribe to these principles in the conduct of ethically sound research.
As these principles are broad, they are applicable to a range of research organizations (single-centre investigator groups through to multi-national collaborations), research study designs (observational through to clinical trials) and research material (human, animal, stem cell or existing scientific evidence).