Thanks to everyone who attended GFBR 2018!

Thanks to everyone who attended GFBR 2018!

Colleagues from 35 countries met in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 13 and 14 November 2018 to discuss the 'ethics of data sharing and biobanking in health research'. Thanks to all the participants who made the meeting a success!

GFBR 2017 - presentations now available

GFBR 2017 - presentations now available

The two-day GFBR meeting took place in Bangkok on 28-29 November 2017 on the theme of “the ethics of alternative clinical trial designs and methods in LMIC research". The presentations and case studies are now available. The videos will be available soon.

GFBR meeting in Stellenbosch, South Africa 13-14 November 2018

Slides from this meeting on “the ethics of data sharing and biobanking in health research” will be available soon. You can see how the event unfolded at #gfbr2018.

What is the GFBR?

Global Forum on Bioethics & ResearchThe GFBR is an informal partnership established by a number of organizations with a shared interest in the ethics of conducting research involving people in low- and middle-income countries. We convene meetings approximately annually, with an emphasis on hearing the views and experiences of a wide range of stakeholders, and the development of new networks and relationships.

Meetings began in Bethesda, USA in 1999 and subsequently convened in: Bangkok, Thailand in 2000; Cape Town, South Africa in 2002; Brasilia, Brazil in 2002; Paris, France in 2004; Blantyre, Malawi in 2005; Karachi, Pakistan in 2006; Vilnius, Lithuania in 2007; and Auckland, New Zealand in 2008.

Following a period to reflect on the structure and funding of the Forum between 2009-13, the GFBR was re-launched at a satellite meeting of the International Association of Bioethics in Mexico City, Mexico in June 2014. It renewed its emphasis on providing a platform for individuals from low- and middle-income countries to bring forward ethical issues affecting their research practice for discussion and to help find ways forward.

Please click here for an overview of the GFBR’s past activities and future direction.

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