China Released New Ethics Rules Requiring Company's Internal EC 

October, 2023 - Yang (Aaron) Gu, Pengfei YOU, Cathy ZHENG, Matt ZHANG, Fengqi YU

On October 8, 2023, theScientific and Technological Ethics Review Regulation (Trial)("Scientific and Technological Ethics Regulation") was jointly published by the China's Ministry of Science and Technology ("MOST"), the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and other seven (7) departments/institutions, which was followed by a press conference held next day by the MOST to respond to media inquiries ("Press Conference"). TheScientific and Technological Ethics Regulationwill come into effect on December 1, 2023. Compared to its draft for comments ("Draft for Comments") released in April of this year, the promulgation of the final version signals the official landing of many significant compliance systems on scientific ethics (for our interpretation of theDraft for Comments, please refer to:汉坤 •观点 简评《科技伦理审查办法(试行)(征求意见稿)》). Considering this, we present our analyses on several key issues in theScientific and Technological Ethics Regulationfor the purpose of discussion and reference of industry.


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