Posts Tagged ‘2001 Former Trainees’


To What did They Consent? Understanding Consent Among Low Literacy Participants in a Microbicide Feasibility Study in Mazabuka, Zambia

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Book Release: Research Ethics in Africa

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

We are excited to announce the publication of Research Ethics in Africa: A Resource for Research Ethics Committees, a new book that focuses on research ethics issues in Africa by Mariana Kruger, Paul Ndebele (FABTP alumnus), and Lyn Horn.


Funded by an EDCTP capacity development grant, the book brought together past EDCTP and Fogarty trainees who now actively work in the field of research ethics, to write a book on research ethics, from a uniquely African perspective.


Part I introduces the book, provides a history of research ethics in Africa and the discussed the MARC project (the Mapping of Research ethics committees throughout Africa). Part II  ‘The Research Ethics Committee’ comprises five chapters and covers the operation of an REC including running a meeting, developing standard operating procedures etc. Part III covers many specific topics such as traditional medicine research, public health research, vulnerable participants, risk benefit assessment and many others.  Part IV is a section with valuable resources such as a chapter on Educational resources and the Part V contains some useful templates.


We are very proud to list the following FABTP alumni among the authors in this collection:

Nicola Barsdorf ’03

Caroline Kithinji ’06

Paul Ndebele ’01

Musonda Simwinga ’07

Paulina Tindana ’02



The book is available as a paper copy and an ebook, which will be free of charge for persons living in Africa.


Research Ethics in Africa: A Resource for Research Ethics Committees Mariana Kruger, Paul Ndebele, Lyn Horn. 2014 SUN MeDIA ISBN 978-1920689-30-8

The Declaration of Helsinki, 50 Years Later

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Improving understanding of clinical trial procedures among low literacy populations: an intervention within a microbicide trial in Malawi

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Ethical dilemmas in malaria vector research in Africa: Making the difficult choice between mosquito, science and humans

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Moral distress in nursing practice in Malawi

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting: a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Bridging the gaps among research, policy and practice in ten low- and middle-income countries: Development and testing of a questionnaire for researchers

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Composition, training needs and independence of ethics review committees across Africa: are the gate-keepers rising to the emerging challenges?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010