SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.19 issue2A brief trend analysis of teaching development in Nursing Education in CubaFactors associated with the level of empathy towards the patient in medical students, Peru, 2018 author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas

On-line version ISSN 1729-519X


HERNANDEZ RUIZ, Anabel; CASTILLO CUELLO, José Julián; RODRIGUEZ ACUNA, Marta  and  GONZALEZ HERNANDEZ, Anabelis. Observance of ethics in research presented at the scientific conference of the Joaquín Albarrán Clinical Surgical Hospital. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.2, e3008.  Epub Apr 22, 2020. ISSN 1729-519X.


Despite the existence of ethical standards for biomedical research, they are not always respected when conducting and presenting a scientific study.


To evaluate the observance of ethical principles in the research presented at Scientific Conferences held at Joaquín Albarrán Clinical Surgical Hospital in Havana, Cuba, from 2015 to 2018.

Material and Methods:

Descriptive cross-sectional study evaluating all research works presented from 2015 to 2018. The ethical aspects that should be met and reflected in a scientific investigation were assessed. The universe was composed of 268 works. Five aspects validated by the criteria of 8 experts in the subject were evaluated. The score between 5 and 8 points was considered bad; between 9 and 12 points regular and, with 13 points, it was considered good.


There was a discrete predominance in the participation of clinical profile studies. The observance of ethics was rated as bad in 73.1% of the investigations. The ethical aspects evaluated with 1 point (Bad) predominated; “the declaration of conflict of interest” that was not found in 230 studies (85.8%).


The observance of ethics in the research works reviewed was bad, so it is essential to carry out training actions among professionals and professors who are directly involved in the training of students and conducting research.

Keywords : research ethics; biomedical research; ethical requirements.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )