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The Nuffield Council on Bioethics

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. It was established by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, and since 1994 it has been funded jointly by the Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.

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Free online courses on: Bioethics, Biostatistics, Pharmacology, Lab training, Clinical training

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Bookmarked by Sam Franzen on 27 Oct 2010

SciDevNet news item: Online forum seeks to boost work of ethics committees

Article on SciDevNet about the launch of Global Health Reviewers, a partner site of Global Health Trials. www.GlobalHealthReviewers.org is an online community for members of research review committees, and aims to provide support, guidance, review and professional network.

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Training and Resouces in Research Ethics Evaluation

TRREE is a multi-lingual web-based training program and capacity building initiative on the ethics of research involving humans. It is headed by a consortium of interested persons from Northern and Southern countries.

This site provides free-of-charge and open access to:

•e-Learning: a distance learning program and certification on research ethics evaluation &
•e-Resources: a participatory web-site with international, regional and national regulatory and policy resources
TRREE’s learning material is currently available in English, French, German and, shortly, in Portuguese.

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Reviewing Clinical Trials: a Guide for Ethics Committees

An extensive document edited by Johan Karlberg and Marjorie Speers, with information for Ethics Review Committees, including an extensive introduction with information about ethics and bioethics, and how this relates to clinical research, how trials are designed and facotrs to consider when reviewing protocols.

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By vmarsh

This blog originally appeared on the Ethox blog at:http://www.ethox.org.uk/ethox-blog Last week’s edition of the Lancet (August 11-17th) was full to ...


Conducting good, ethical global health research is now more important than ever. Increased global mobility and connectivity mean that in today’s world there is no such thing as ‘local health’. As a collection, these stories offer a flexible resource for training across a variety of contexts, such as medical research organizations, universities, collaborative sites, and NGOs. 

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This study highlights the utility of rapid ethical assessment prior to clinical trials involving complex procedures and concepts.

23rd March 2016 • comment

Community engagement is increasingly promoted to strengthen the ethics of medical research in low-income countries. One strategy is to use community advisory boards (CABs): semi-independent groups that can potentially safeguard the rights of study participants and help improve research. However, there is little published on the experience of operating and sustaining CABs.

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The Draft Statement/Guidelines for Disaster Research

by Arthula Sumathipala, Aamir Jafarey, Leonardo de Castro, Aasim Ahmad, Darryl Marcer, Sandya Srinivasan, Nandini K. Kumar, Slemen Sutaryo, Anant Bhan, Dananyaja Wadeyaratne, Sriyakanthi Beneragama, Chandrani Jayasekera, Sarath Edirisingha, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Sisira Siribaddana

These guidelines were developed following a Working Group on Disaster Research and Ethics (WGDRE) meeting in 2007 with the aim of developing ethical guidelines which would be applicable to post-disaster research, partiuclarly that performed in the developing world. We welcome any feedback from members.

24th October 2011 • comment

This is a bibliography of articles on the topic of the theory and methodology of empirical ethics. This bibliography was last updated in June 2009, but is nonetheless included here as a potentially useful resource. We would like to keep this bibliography updated. Please let us know if we are missing any references - especially from the last two years.

8th March 2011 • comment

This article was written by a researcher from Sri Lanka and presents a very helpful overview on Biomedical Ethics. This article will be helpful to all levels of research staff and others who might want an accessible overview

26th October 2010 • comment

Clinical trial governance encompasses sponsorship, contracts, finance, confidentiality, trial insurance and professional indemnity and scientific and ethical review. You can find guidance and template documents relating to all of these topics throughout GlobalHealthTrials.org or you can contribute your own material to help others.

21st November 2009 • comment

The site initiation process is important as it ensures that all the logistics are organised and the site is ready to begin recruiting subjects.

21st November 2009 • comment

Clinical trial regulations can be confusing and unwieldy to researchers. The intention of this section is to explain what regulations exist, where they apply and how to work through them in a sensible and pragmatic way to determine what is applicable to any given trial.

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