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RESEARCH ETHICS POLICY
Human/Animal Rights and Informed Consent
The Ophthalmology Cases & Hypotheses (OCH) requires that all manuscripts utilizing human subjects for investigation report that all subjects signed a statement of informed consent. Studies conducted in their countries must be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Ethics Committee approval must be obtained if the study utilizes human subjects or reviews medical records. If there is no IRB or Ethics committee, the authors should state whether their study adhered to the tenets of the of the Declaration of Helsinki. Clinical trials must be registered with one of the public information sites for clinical research. Finally, use of animals must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The Ophthalmology Cases & Hypotheses (OCH) will not publish any manuscript that has not clearly demonstrated respect for Human and Animal rights. https://www.wma.net/what-we-do/medical-ethics/declaration-of-helsinki/.
Clinical Trial Registry
When publishing clinical studies, Ophthalmology Cases & Hypotheses (OCH) aims to comply with the Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) on trials registration (https://www.who.int/clinical-trials-registry-platform/the-ictrp-search-portal). Therefore, authors are requested to register the clinical trial presented in the manuscript in a public trials registry, and include the trial registration number in the Methods Section.