MRC ethics guidelines
The MRC Ethics Committee has produced ethics guidelines in the form of a series of five separate booklets in the style of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. These booklets were published between 2000 and 2005. Revision of each booklet can be done separately in future.
Guidelines on Ethics for Medical Research, Medical Research
whom are these guidelines?
The MRC guidelines are concerned with research by anyone on
human participants and animals. The guidelines consider all
forms of research on individual persons, whether they be volunteers
or patients, and include the study of treatment which may benefit
the individual patient (therapeutic research) and the acquisition
of knowledge which may be of no immediate benefit to the patient
(non-therapeutic research). These guidelines apply also to research
of a non-clinical nature on humans. Guidelines on ethics in
the use of animals in research will dealt with in Book 3 of
the MRC guidelines series.