Developing an Islamic Research Ethics Framework.


Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S 1st Ave., Maywood, IL, 60153, USA. [Email]


In surveying the medical literature on Islamic principles of research ethics, it is apparent that attempts to identify ethical principles are replete with issues of standards and gaps in knowledge of the uses of scriptural sources. Despite this, attempts at creating an Islamic ethical framework for research ethics may improve current practices in research in Muslim-majority countries and contribute to the growing canon of secular bioethics. This paper aims to identify principles and considerations within Islam that (1) overlap with current corpora on research ethics, and (2) further informs the current research ethics discourse.


Ethical framework,Human subjects protections,Islam,Religion,Research ethics,

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