General Information


The IARC Ethics Committee (IEC)

The IEC is composed of eleven members from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom have been appointed by the Chairman of the Governing Council. Seven members come from outside the Agency and four from the Agency staff and WHO:

  • Dr Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani
  • Dr Samar Al-Homoud
  • Dr Michel Baduraux
  • Mr Kris D′Hoore
  • Dr Béatrice Fervers (Chair)
  • Dr Abha Saxena
  • Dr Ghislaine Scélo
  • Dr Hans Storm
  • Dr Salvatore Vaccarella
  • Professor Paolo Vineis (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr Béatrice Wiafe Addai

The IARC Ethics Advisory Group (EAG)

The EAG is a small group of international bioethics experts, established to provide specialist expertise to the IEC to help resolve complex ethical issues. The members are as follows:

  • Professor Sheila McLean, Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in Medicine, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Michael Parker, Professor of Bioethics and Director, The Ethox Centre, University of Oxford
  • Dr Rodolfo Saracci, Senior Visiting Scientist at IARC and former Chair of the IEC