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ARESA- Advancing Research Ethics Training in Southern Africa

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Bookmarked by Meagan Van Ster on 13 Dec 2012
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NIH/International AIDS Society Grant Initiative

The applications can focus on any area of science including bioethics research related to HIV/AIDS.

The OAR and NIH–sponsored Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs), in collaboration with the International AIDS Society (IAS), are sponsoring a special research initiative targeting early-stage and junior level scientists who are not currently involved in AIDS research to consider applying their expertise to some aspect of AIDS-related research. This program will provide funding to non-Federal Government employees for creative and novel AIDS research projects. Projects selected for funding would be provided up to $150,000 (direct costs) plus applicable indirect costs per year for 1-2 years.

The announcement for this initiative is provided below. The Request for applications for this initiative can be accessed on www.cnihr.org <http://www.cnihr.org> . We would appreciate your providing this to your colleagues who are responsible for research and training programs and portfolios outside of AIDS research. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

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Bookmarked by Dina Bogecho on 4 Jul 2011
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HandsOn: Biobanks

HandsOn: Biobanks

Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
20-21 September 2012, Uppsala, Sweden

Biobanking has become hot, and rather quickly. The technology, the claims and the investments are increasing, but what is the value we are chasing? The route from a human biological sample and registry data to real benefit for patients and public health is complex. Many activities make up this route: funding, ethical review, sample and data collection, storage, bioanalysis and bioinformatics. Each is intended to add value, but how do we make sure we see and increase the benefits?

At this interactive conference we invite you to help understand and improve the activities in these value chains and bring more benefit to humanity. We will use Idea Labs, Hands-On Exhibitions, poster presentations and knowledge sharing to present, discuss and develop ideas for getting the best out of biobanking. We invite academy, industry, doctors, patient groups, policy makers, public representatives and legislators to share knowledge and concerns, and to contribute.

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Bookmarked by Dina Bogecho on 13 Feb 2012
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Nuffield Council Symposium Report: ‘Global health: responsibility, ethics and policy’

A report of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics’ 20th anniversary symposium ‘Global health: responsibility, ethics and policy’ has been published.
At the symposium, which took place on 22 June 2011, speakers from around the globe discussed topics such as ethics and responsibility in global health, non-communicable diseases, the role of emerging biotechnologies in global health, and social determinants of health.
Over 150 people attended the meeting, including clinicians, government officials, and representatives of research funding bodies, charities and pharmaceutical companies, both from the UK and abroad.
Albert Weale, Chair of the Council, summed up the day by highlighting some major themes that had emerged, including medical training and migration, interdependence, responsibility, and ‘health for all’ policies. The symposium will inform the Council as it considers its future work in the field of global health.

Download the report, a video showing highlights of the symposium, the programme, and speaker slides at: www.nuffieldbioethics.org/international/international-global-health-symposium

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Bookmarked by Dina Bogecho on 9 Feb 2012
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Website of the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford

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Bookmarked by Michael Parker on 15 Feb 2011
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