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New open-access Research Ethics Committee Assessment Toolkit available for use

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Research Ethics Committee Assessment Toolkit (RECAT) is designed to facilitate evaluation of the operational needs of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) globally to inform local quality assurance and quality improvement efforts. The toolkit is published open-access for non-commercial use.

 

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The RECAT was developed by the African Bioethics Consortium (ABC) whose members include the Johns Hopkins University-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program, the University of Zambia School of Medicine, the University of Botswana Office of Research & Development, and the Makerere University College of Health Sciences.

 

Financial support to develop the RECAT was provided to Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Berman Institute of Bioethics though a US National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases supplemental grant under Award No. R25TW001604. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Congratulations Nancy Kass on Global Forum on Bioethics in Research Award!

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Dr. Nancy Kass received the Global Forum Award for her contributions to progress in international research ethics at the 2016 Global Forum on Bioethics in Research in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Congratulations Caroline Kithinji on being accepted for a Masters in Bioethics!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Caroline Kithinji was accepted into the  2017 cohort of the Masters in Bioethics in the Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture in the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

Congratulations Pauline Osamor on being awarded post-doctoral fellowship at the NIH!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Pauline Osamor was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Clinical Center, Department of Bioethics, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Congratulations Lt. Colonel Julius Nwobegahay!

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Our former trainee, Julius Nwobegahay, was recently promoted to Lt. Colonel and appointed as Head of the Military Health Research Center (CRESAR), Yaounde, Cameroon. Congratulations! 

Emerging Global Leader Award (K43) (PAR-15-292)

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time to a research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution.  This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health related discipline that propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country.  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-292.html

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01) (PAR-15-291)

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The purpose of the International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) is to provide support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently-appointed U.S. junior faculty (at least two years beyond conferral of doctoral degree) for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) leading to an independently funded research career focused on global health. FIC invites applications from early-career investigators from any health related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of the LMIC.  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-291.html

New Toolkit and eLearning: Ethics and Best Practices in Sharing Individual-Level Data

Monday, August 24th, 2015

From the Global Health Network: A new, open-access toolkit for researchers and data managers is released today, providing guidance, resources and an eLearning course about ethics and best practices of sharing individual-level health research data in LMICs.  

This resource is a key output from a multi-centre research project which examined stakeholder experiences of, and views about, best practices in sharing individual level data from clinical and public health research in low and middle income settings. The study was  sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and the results are being published in a special issue of the Journal of Empirical Research in Health Research Ethics, just published. It aimed to contribute to an evidence base to inform the development, implementation and evaluation of models  for data sharing and identify priorities for future research.

The toolkit provides guidance, advice, resources, links to data repositories, discussion groups, and a free, certified eLearning course entitled ‘Ethics and best practices in sharing individual-level research data’.

Webinar Series on Research Ethics in the Caribbean

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO, WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas), in partnership with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Bioethics Society of the English-Speaking Caribbean (BSEC), invite you to participate in a series of webinars on the ethics of health research. The virtual seminars will be held for one hour (10-11am, Washington, DC, USA time) on selected Wednesdays, running from February to April, 2015, and starting on February 25.

More information at: http://www.paho.org/trt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198:webinar-series-on-research-ethics-in-the-caribbean&Itemid=194