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Fellowship publication

Congratulation to GFBR fellow Derrick Aarons on the publication of his paper ‘Research in epidemic and emergency situations: A model for collaboration and expediting ethics review in two Caribbean countries’ in Developing World Bioethics. Derrick was awarded his fellowship after the 2015 GFBR meeting on ‘emerging epidemic infections and experimental medical treatments’. His project involved

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GFBR award – nominations now open

The annual GFBR award recognises an individual’s significant contribution to progress in international research ethics. If you know someone who has demonstrated their long-term commitment to research ethics, contributes to the field globally, not just locally and has influenced change in guidelines and/or regulation, we’d love to hear from you! Nomination should be made using

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GFBR fellowships 2016/2017 awarded!

We are pleased to announce that the second round of GFBR Fellowships have been awarded. Following a competitive process, the recipients of GFBR Fellowships for 2016-17 are: Dr Ricardo Palacios – Instituto Butantan, Brasil – “Development of reference documents to incorporate pregnant women in vaccine clinical development plans” Dr Irene Melamed – Latin American School

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Call now open for GFBR 2017

The GFBR will hold a two-day meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on 28-29 November 2017 on the theme of: “the ethics of alternative clinical trial designs and methods in low- and middle- income country research”. Alternative clinical trial designs and methods are increasingly being used in place of the conventional randomised controlled clinical trial (RCT) in

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GFBR 2016 presentations now available

The GFBR convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2016, to explore the “ethics of research in pregnancy”. With experts in bioethics, obstetrics and gynecology, epidemiology, public policy and clinical research from over 40 countries, the meeting used case study presentations and first hand experiences as the basis for discussion, covering both communicable and non-communicable

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GFBR fellowships – applications now open!

Applications are now open for the GFBR Fellowships on the theme ‘ethics of research in pregnancy’. Find out details of what Fellowships are available and how to apply here.

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Two weeks to GFBR 2016! Follow the event on Twitter

On 3-4 November the GFBR will convene a meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the “Ethics of Research in Pregnancy”. Follow the hashtag #gfbr2016 for updates and we’ll be live-tweeting the event!

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GFBR Fellowships Awarded!

We are pleased to announce that the first round of GFBR Fellowships have been awarded. Following a competitive process, the recipients of GFBR Fellowships for 2015-16 are: Dr Derrick Aarons – The Caribbean Public Health Agency – for a project entitled “Ethics oversight of research on emerging epidemic infections and experimental medical treatments.” Dr Julio

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Call for case studies and participants

The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) will hold a two-day meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 3-4 November 2016 on the theme of: “Ethics of Research in Pregnancy”. There is currently no broadly acceptable ethical framework for guiding research during pregnancy. This has a significant impact on maternal and neonate health. Unresolved ethical

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Data sharing meeting

Following the November 2015 GFBR meeting, the Fondation Mérieux held a one-day workshop entitled “Towards better sharing of data and samples collected during trials in resource-limited countries”. The meeting involved a number of GFBR participants and featured sessions discussing international collaboration, legal frameworks for uses of personal data and perspectives from the pharmaceutical industry. You can find

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