GFBR 2018 - save the date!

GFBR 2018 - save the date!

GFBR will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on 13 and 14 November 2018 on the tentative theme 'data ethics and biobanking'. The call for applications will be launched in April.

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 meetings in Bangkok, Thailand November 2017

Thanks to everyone who participated in the GFBR’s main meeting on “the ethics of alternative clinical trial designs and methods in LMIC research” and the satellite meeting on “the ethics of research with refugee and migrant populations“. Presentations from both meetings will be available soon; in the meantime you can see how the events unfolded at #gfbr2017 and #gfbrsat2017.



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.

Latest News

Congratulations Jim Lavery!

Jim Lavery is recipient of the GFBR 2017 award in...read more

GFBR fellowships – applications now open!

Applications are now open for the GFBR Fellowships on the...read more