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Comment & Response
March 26, 2014

Declaration of Helsinki and Protection for Vulnerable Research Participants

Author Affiliations
  • 1Institute for Ethics, History and Humanities, Geneva University Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland
JAMA. 2014;311(12):1252. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1272

To the Editor In their Viewpoint on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Helsinki, Dr Millum and colleagues1 understand vulnerable groups or individuals to include not just research participants who are poor but also “participants who are at higher risk of harm, cannot consent, or, because of their position, eg, being a student, are at increased risk of coercion.”

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