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On the Right to Science: Recommendations of Selection Criteria for IMIA Scientific Meetings

Published inYearbook of Medical Informatics, vol. 28, no. 1, p. 11-13
Publication date2019

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), a non-governmental, not-for-profit, global organization promoting health and biomedical informatics, is committed to the right of communities/populations and individuals to science, comprised of three separate constituent rights: 1) the right to participate in science, 2) the right to benefit from science, and 3) the right to benefit from a person's own contribution to science or inventions. As such, IMIA provides a global platform where scientists, researchers, health information users, vendors, developers, consultants, health care consumers, and suppliers can meet in an environment of cooperation and sharing. In the context of IMIA's conferences, the IMIA board has discussed and identified the important central factors, which are essential considerations to host a scientific meeting. These factors will be used to help vet future contenders applying for the honor to host an IMIA conference: Reasonable safety and security, commitment by the host member society, freedom of travel, scientific freedom, and freedom from discrimination.

  • Scientific freedom
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Conference
  • Planning
  • Right to science
  • Congresses as Topic / organization & administration
  • Information Dissemination
  • Internationality
  • Medical Informatics
  • Organizational Policy
  • Peer Review, Research
  • Societies, Medical / ethics
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LEHMANN, Christoph U et al. On the Right to Science: Recommendations of Selection Criteria for IMIA Scientific Meetings. In: Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 2019, vol. 28, n° 1, p. 11–13. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1677924
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