Research Across Borders: Proceedings of the International Research Panel of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues assembled the International Research Panel as a subcommittee of the Commission pursuant to President Barack Obama’s directive to the Commission to conduct a thorough review of human subjects protection. President Obama asked Commission Chair Amy Gutmann, Ph.D. to convene a panel of international experts to seek independent advice on the effectiveness of current U.S. rules and international standards for the protection of human subjects in scientific studies supported by the U.S. Government. The panel consisted of experts in bioethics and biomedical research from ten different countries including: India, Uganda, China, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Belgium, Guatemala, Egypt, and the United States.

Research Across Borders

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