Biomedical Research Law in Morocco

  • Latifa Adarmouch
Part of the Research Ethics Forum book series (REFF, volume 5)


In 2015, Morocco passed a law governing research entitled: « Protection of Persons Participating in Biomedical Research » This law constitutes an important step forward in promoting biomedical research and ensuring the protection of the rights and welfare of research participants in Morocco. Yet, it is only a first step to address the multiple and evolving challenges facing research governance in the Moroccan context. Accordingly, this chapter aims to perform an ethical analysis of the law by using the framework developed by Emanuel and colleagues. I will discuss the implications of this analysis.


Biomedical research Research ethics regulations Morocco 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Community Medicine and Public Health DepartmentSchool of Medicine, Cadi Ayyad UniversityMarrakechMorocco
  2. 2.Clinical Research CenterMohammed VI University HospitalMarrakechMorocco

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