The ten points of the Nuremberg Code

The Nuremberg Code is a set of research ethics principles for human experimentation created as a result of the Nuremberg trials at the end of the Second World War.

  • 1. Voluntary consent on matters relating to human health.
  • 2. Procedures yielding positive results that benefit individuals and society.
  • 3. Procedures based on positive experimentation results.
  • 4. Physical and mental suffering prohibited.
  • 5. Whatever risks death or disability is forbidden.
  • 6. Risks taken should never exceed sought benefits.
  • 7. Proper preparation in suitable facilities should precede procedures followed.
  • 8. Only scientifically qualified individuals should conduct them.
  • 9. At any time during treatment, individuals may cancel it at their discretion.
  • 10. Scientifically qualified individuals involved must terminate procedures if too high a risk of harm to human health exists.

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