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GFBR 2021 – call for applications now open!

The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) will hold a two-day meeting in Toronto, Canada on 8-9 June 2021 (tentative) on the theme “Ethical issues arising in research with people with mental health conditions”. Meaningful research is required to advance the health of people with mental health conditions, but this has been stymied by

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GFBR paper award winner!

The GFBR Steering Committee (SC) is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural GFBR paper award is Paulina Tindana, University of Ghana, for her paper: ‘’It is an entrustment’: Broad consent for genomic research and biobanks in sub-Saharan Africa’. Drawing on findings from empirical research about the role of trust in decision-making, Paulina and

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GFBR 2020 postponed

This year’s GFBR has been postponed until at least summer 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision reflects the uncertainty that we are all facing, including what travel restrictions will remain in place and for how long and, when travel is possible, what quarantine measures will be in place. Details of the new meeting

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Nominations open for the new GFBR paper award

The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) is pleased to announce the launch of a new award for the best paper published by a low, lower middle or upper middle-income country (LMIC) colleague in the field of research ethics. You are invited to nominate a paper that you authored yourself, or a paper authored

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GFBR 2017 articles published in Trials

‘The ethics of alternative clinical trial designs and methods in LMIC research: part one’ is now available in Trials. Articles focus on the ethics of stepped-wedge cluster randomised trials and controlled human infection models. An article on the emerging themes and meeting outputs is also available.  

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GFBR 2018 proceedings in Wellcome Open Research

See our new Collection in Wellcome Open Research for the proceedings of GFBR 2018 on the ‘ethics of data sharing and biobanking in health research’. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

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GFBR fellowships – applications now open!

Applications are invited on the theme ‘genome editing for human benefit: ethics, engagement and governance’. Find out details of what Fellowships are available and how to apply here. An up-to-date list of potential fellowship hosts is available from the GFBR secretariat. The deadline for applications is 17 January 2019 17.00am GMT.

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Call now closed for GFBR 2019

The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) will hold a two-day meeting in Singapore on 12-13 November 2019 on the theme of: “Genome editing for human benefit: ethics, engagement and governance”. The ability to manipulate the genome has been available for many years; however, the pace of innovation recently has brought a series of

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GFBR fellowships – applications open on 14 November 2018

Applications open on 14 November for GFBR Fellowships on the theme the ‘ethics of data sharing and biobanking in health research’. Find out details of what Fellowships are available and how to apply here. An up-to-date list of potential fellowship hosts is available from the GFBR secretariat. The deadline for applications is 16 January 2019 9.00am GMT.

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GFBR award 2018 – 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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