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I am leading a team conducting a comprehensive global review of institutional ethical guidance on health researchers’ responsibilities to provide, facilitate, or plan for ancillary care in the context of health research conducted in low-resource settings. Ancillary care (AC) is defined as “care that participants need but that is required neither to successfully answer the researchers’ scientific question nor to avoid or mitigate harm resulting from participation in the research” (http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050090).
We are specifically interested in publically available institutional guidance documents that pertain to the ethics of health research conducted with human participants in low-resource settings, and that thereby have the most direct bearing on AC. I have attached our current list of documents under review. If you happen to know of any other institutional guidance documents that fit this description and specifically mention AC, we would be very grateful if you would please let us know by December 27th, 2012; please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with Ancillary Care in the subject line.
With thanks for your time,
Maria W. Merritt, PhD
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Thank you very much for this Maria, I wonder if you would mind us including some of these in the materials on ancillary care that we are currently putting together.
One additional document that may be of interest is the 2003 European Group on Ethics Opinion No 17 on the Ethical Aspects of Clinical Research in Developing Countries (http://ec.europa.eu/bepa/european-group-ethics/docs/avis17_complet_en.pdf)
Perhaps the US Office for Human Research Protections's 2013 International Compilation of Human Research Standards would also be a useful resource. (http://globalhealthreviewers.tghn.org/international-compilation-human-research-standards/)
Many thanks, Susan, for your helpful suggestions. I look forward to following up by e-mail to explore the options for contributing to your collection of materials on ancillary care.