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Quick facts for this project:
Country of implementation: Europe, Asia, Russia, South America
Duration (in years): 3.3 years
Funding volume in US-Dollar (million): 0.96 M
Registered in: Belgium

Project Summary

The project aims to support the enlargement of the COCIR Code of Conduct, and to coordinate the new Code of Conduct Committee.


COCIR’s new code of conduct provides an effective and efficient process to further align the healthcare and IT industry involved in healthcare on compliant business ethical rules.

The COCIR code of conduct is now substantiated by the establishment of a committee composed of all legal counsels of COCIR corporate company members. COCIR and its members are gradually getting requests from other countries, such as China, Russia, India and Brazil showing interest in adopting the Code. The main project objectives are to build up resources in the COCIR office to support the following activities:

  • Enlargement of the Code in content matters
  • Enlargement of the Code in geographical spread
  • Deployment of the Code through training and enhanced communication/cooperation with other stakeholders


Description of Integrity Partner

Founded as a non-profit trade association in 1959, COCIR represents the radiological, electromedical and healthcare IT industry in Europe.

As such, members play a driving role in developing the future of healthcare both in Europe and worldwide. COCIR is committed to supporting its members and communicating with its partners in Europe and beyond on issues which affect the medical technology sector and the health of EU citizens. COCIR also works with various organizations promoting harmonized international standards and fair regulatory control that respects the quality and effectiveness of medical devices and healthcare IT systems without compromising the safety of patients and users. They encourage the use of advanced technology to support healthcare delivery worldwide.

COCIR’s key objectives include promoting free worldwide trade of medical devices and maintaining the competitiveness of the European health sector.




This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
Source: Project profile provided by the Integrity Partner as at date of funding agreement. For updates kindly refer to the latest Siemens Integrity Initiative Annual Report.