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GFBR 2022 – call for applications now open!

The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) will hold a two-day meeting in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2022 on the theme: “Ethics of artificial intelligence in global health research”. All applications should be sent to gfbr@who.int by 17.00 CET on Friday 17 June 2022, in English.   This notice includes details on

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GFBR 2022: The ethics of AI in global health research

GFBR is excited to announce the theme of its 2022 meeting on ‘The ethics of AI in global health research’ (working title). More details on the scope of the meeting will be published in the coming months, with a view to opening the call for case studies and participants around May 2022. If you’re interested

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GFBR 2021 case studies and governance papers

Visit this page to see the agenda, case studies and governance papers from the GFBR meeting on the theme ‘Ethical issues arising in research with people with mental health conditions’. The meeting took place online in December 2021. A meeting report will be available in due course.

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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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