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- Council directive 2001/20/EC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the implementation of good clinical practice in the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products for human use .
- WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, 7th Revision, 2013.
- European convention on human rights , Article 8.
- Council directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data .
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