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The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

All information provided on this website has been prepared by experts in the respective fields and reviewed by the NICER Coordination Centre (NCC) for accuracy.
Overall editorial responsibility for the website has Matthias Lorez, Senior Bio Statistician (not a medical professional).
Individual Sections have been provided by:
Section General Dr med Rolf Heusser, Health Professional
Section Cancer Registration Dr med Rolf Heusser, Health Professional
Section Data Anita Feller, Psychologist
Section Statistics
Dr Matthias Lorez, Biostatistician
Section Research
Dr Kerri Clough-Gorr, Epidemiologist
Section Contact Us, Impressum Daniel Bosshard, Fiduciary

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It is not intended to and in no way replaces personal consultation with health care providers for medical issues.

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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

[1] European Parliament. Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. Directive 95/46/EC, 00310050.
[2] IACR/IARC Working Group. Guidelines for confidentiality in population-based cancer registration. Eur J Cancer Prev. 14, 309327 (2005).
[3] Muir CS, Demaret E in Cancer Registration, Principles and Methods (eds. Jensen, OM et al.) No. 95, 199207 (IARC, Lyon, 1991).
[4] Peto J, Fletcher O, Gilham C. Data protection, informed consent, and research. BMJ 328, 10291030 (2004).
[5] Centers for Disease Control. Privacy, Confidentiality, Security and Legislation: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Centers for Disease Control [online], www.cdc.gov/nip/registry/privacy/hipaa1.htm (2006).
[6] European Union. The protection of individuals with regard to processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. Official Journal of the European Union, 281, 3150 (1995).
[7] IACR/IARC Working Group. Guidelines for confidentiality in population-based cancer registration. Eur J Cancer Prev. 14, 309327 (2005).
[8] Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS). International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects (CIOMS, Geneva, 2002).

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The website is funded fully by the foundation itself. NICER is mainly funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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