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Registration open for virtual seminar series

Please join us for the 2021 seminar series on the theme ‘Ethical issues arising in research with people with mental health conditions’. Full details and registration links are available here.

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Publication by GFBR fellow Ahmed Samir Abdelhafiz

In a recent blog, GFBR fellow Ahmed Samir Abdelhafiz from the University of Cairo describes how divergent standards of human biobanks in Egypt could limit sharing of valuable biological resources. His full research paper makes recommendations for the development of ethical guidelines for Egyptian biobanks to improve the management and sharing of these resources. This

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Mental Health Research Awards for Investigators Early in their Career in Low and Middle-Income Countries

A new funding opportunity has been issued by The National Institute of Mental Health, NIH. The goal of the initiative is to support the scientific work and research career development of exceptionally talented scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long-term career commitment to mental

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Online seminar: Ethics of research in pregnancy, 30 Nov 1pm-2.30pm GMT

The third and final GFBR and PHEPREN virtual seminar will take place on Monday 30 November, 1pm-2.30pm GMT (London) on the theme “Ethics of research in pregnancy“. To register visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_THaQtF_DT5y-qmg-JtI2vw. Recent evidence suggests that pregnant women are at a higher risk of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19, compared with age-matched women who are not pregnant. Yet the historical and systematic exclusion

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Online seminar: Ethics of adaptive trial designs, 16 Nov 1pm-2.30pm GMT

The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Ethics Network (PHEPREN) are pleased to announce the second in their series of virtual seminars, taking place on 16 November, 1pm-2.30pm GMT (London) on the theme “Ethics of adaptive trial designs“. To register and to watch the introductory video visit: https://epidemicethics.tghn.org/seminars/. The urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Online seminar: Ethics of data sharing in health research, 2 Nov 1pm-2.30pm GMT

GFBR and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Ethics Network (PHEPREN) are pleased to announce the first in a series of joint, virtual seminars, taking place on Monday 2 November, 1pm-2.30pm GMT (London) on the theme “Ethics of data sharing in health research”. To register visit: https://epidemicethics.tghn.org/seminars/.  Data sharing has the potential to increase scientific efficiency

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Online seminars 2, 16 and 30 November 2020

GFBR is pleased to announce a series of online seminars, in collaboration with the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Ethics Network (PHEPREN). The seminars will examine past GFBR themes and recommendations, in the context of the COVID-19 research response. Topics will include: ethics of research in pregnancy; the ethics of data sharing in health research and the

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GFBR 2021 – call is now closed

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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