(1995; 68 pages)
• To provide basic principles and applicable standards for researchers and acupuncture practitioners to prepare and conduct clinical evaluation on the effectiveness of acupuncture.
• To provide basic criteria for peer review and monitoring research proposals as well as implement the results of the research.
• To facilitate the exchange of research experience and other information so that a body of reliable data for the validation of acupuncture can be accumulated.
• To provide criteria for interested policy-makers to select and determine the application of acupuncture.