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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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GFBR Fellowships

Applications are now open for the GFBR Fellowships! Find out details of what Fellowships are available and how to apply here.

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Job opportunity at MSF

The GFBR community may be interested in a job opening for a researcher in humanitarian ethics at Médecins Sans Frontières, information available here [in French]. Details also available here [in English]. The closing date is 24 January 2016.

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Meeting in Annecy – see the social media story

Ethics and emerging epidemic infections Storify by Natalie Banner Thu, Nov 05 2015 08:27:07 Edit Ethics and emerging epidemic infections Global Forum on Bioethics in Research meeting at Fondation Merieux, 3-4 November 2015 Introductions to the meeting Dr. Nahid Bhadelia@BhadeliaMD Research & bioethics in #emergingpathogen #epidemics. Look forward 2 attending Global Forum on Bioethics in

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#gfbr2015

On 3-4 November we’ll be tweeting from the GFBR meeting in France – follow #gfbr2015 on Twitter for updates and commentary on the meeting even if you can’t be there yourself! There’ll be a full report available here on this site soon after the meeting as well.

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