Research at IARC relates to public health with epidemiology as its core discipline. There is well documented agreement that epidemiological studies involving patients or participants from healthy populations should receive the same rigour of ethical review as any clinical study. IARC has a duty to show leadership in ensuring that its studies are beyond ethical reproach. The IARC Ethics Committee (IEC) meets every two months to evaluate IARC project proposals and ensure that the ethics process is respected.
Link to the IARC Ethics Committee website.