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  1. Review of National Research Ethics Regulations and Guidelines in Middle Eastern Arab Countries. [REVIEW]Ghiath Alahmad, Mohammad Al-Jumah & Kris Dierickx - 2012 - BMC Medical Ethics 13 (1):34-.
    Background Research ethics guidelines are essential for conducting medical research. Recently, numerous attempts have been made to establish national clinical research documents in the countries of the Middle East. This article analyzes these documents. Methods Thirteen Arab countries in the Middle East were explored for available national codes, regulations, and guidelines concerning research ethics, and 10 documents from eight countries were found. We studied these documents, considering the ethical principles stated in the Declaration of Helsinki, the Council for International Organizations (...)
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    What Do Islamic Institutional Fatwas Say About Medical and Research Confidentiality and Breach of Confidentiality?Ghiath Alahmad & Kris Dierickx - 2012 - Developing World Bioethics 12 (2):104-112.
    Protecting confidentiality is an essential value in all human relationships, no less in medical practice and research.1 Doctor-patient and researcher-participant relationships are built on trust and on the understanding those patients' secrets will not be disclosed.2 However, this confidentiality can be breached in some situations where it is necessary to meet a strong conflicting duty.3Confidentiality, in a general sense, has received much interest in Islamic resources including the Qur'an, Sunnah and juristic writings. However, medical and research confidentiality have not been (...)
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    The Saudi Law of Ethics of Research on Living Creatures and its Implementing Regulations.Ghiath Alahmad - 2017 - Developing World Bioethics 17 (2):63-69.
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia passed a Law and Implementing Regulations of Ethics of Research on Living Creatures in 14/09/1431 Hijri. We have performed an ethical analysis of this law and, accordingly, this paper discusses the major components, key strengths, and weaknesses of this law. The Saudi system considers Islamic Shariah in addition to international research ethics guidelines. The Law and its Implementing Regulations contain all ethical requirements for research. We conclude that this law can serve as an example, not (...)
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    Confidentiality, Informed Consent, and Children’s Participation in Research Involving Stored Tissue Samples: Interviews with Medical Professionals From the Middle East.Ghiath Alahmad, Mohammed Al Jumah & Kris Dierickx - 2015 - Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 5 (1):53-66.
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