Huriet Law

Huriet Law

A law initially sponsored by French Senator Claude Huriet and passed in 1988, which provides the legal framework to protect participants undergoing biomedical research, investigators performing the research and persons or institutions sponsoring the research. The law defines covered research as "clinical trials or expedients organised and conducted on man with the objective of developing medical or biological knowledge”, similar to laws passed in other countries. It has been amended several times and now covers diagnostic, genetic and transplantation research.
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In 1988, the so-called Huriet law of 20 December 1988 was also passed.