Twenty years of human research ethics committees in the Baltic States

Vilius Dranseika, Eugenijus Gefenas, Asta Cekanauskaite, Kristina Hug, Signe Mežinska, Eimantas Peicius, Vents Silis, Andres Soosaar, Martin Strosberg

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Two decades have passed since the first attempts were made to establish systematic ethical review of human research in the Baltic States. Legally and institutionally much has changed. In this paper we provide an historical and structural overview of ethical review of human research and identify some problems related to the role of ethical review in establishing quality research environment in these countries. Problems connected to (a) public availability of information, (b) management of conflicts of interest,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalDeveloping World Bioethics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


  • Baltic States
  • ethical review
  • Research ethics committees
  • Transparency

Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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