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The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has convened an inquiry into how research can be conducted ethically in global health emergencies. The aim of the  project is to help to develop a common understanding of what constitutes ethical research in such circumstances, and to use this as a basis for making practical recommendations for change.

The Council has published a call for evidence - i.e. an open invitation to anyone with an interest in the conduct of research in global health emergencies to contribute their experiences, perspectives and opinions to help shape the working group’s analysis at this early stage of the project.

The call for evidence covers a range of issues of ethical interest / concern in the context of research in global health emergencies.

If you would like to take part please use the form below and send it as a Word document

Click to download the call for evidence form

Please feel free to reply to as many, or as few, of the questions as you wish.

Deadline for responses is 17 August 2018

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  • leandro L Abad 15 Aug 2018

    Hi Susi, great initiative. The Lancet Global Health has just released this article that also puts forward a debate about ethics on data sharing and publishing, and how to tackle parachute research in global health. It goes well with the discussion topic.

    More here:

  • akwayi20 Akwayi Gilles Mpah 7 Sep 2018

    One of my views that i have with global health emergencies while conducting research in some areas like the low income countries in Africa is to get the source and possible cause of the infection, tracking of those infected, getting an informed consent of those involved in the research. The turn around time should be limited in order to prevent adverse effects of infections.