Past Meetings

The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) exists to provide a global platform for the exchange and sharing of experience and expertise on research ethics among researchers, research policy makers and ethicists, among others. The Forum also facilitates debate on ethical, social, legal and public policy issues related to health research, and specifically of research involving countries from the north conducting research in the south.

The essential values of the GFBR include the promotion of ethically conducted research; respect for the differences between many stakeholders in research – both geographical, cultural, and scientific; the importance of bringing these together for mutual learning; the urgency of capacity building in health research ethics review in many low-income countries and the need for partnership between north and south in capacity building in ethics and ethical review in the south.