Physicians who engage with data from unethical experiments as authors, peer reviewers, or editors of medical publications should:
- Disclose that the data derive from studies that do not meet contemporary standards for the ethical conduct of research.
- Clearly describe and acknowledge the unethical nature of the experiment(s) from which the data are derived.
- Provide ethically compelling reasons for which the data are being released or cited, such as the need to save human lives when no other relevant data are available.
- Pay respect to those who were the victims of the unethical experimentation.