Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

Regional Workshop on Bioethics and Engagement in Health Research. Venue: MORU, Bangkok. 6-8th June, 2017


The Oxford University Tropical Network will host a workshop to teach and discuss bioethics and engagement in the context of biomedical research in South East Asia. 

Delegates will be members of IRBs/research ethics committees, researchers in ethics/engagement and key members of Clinical Trials Units from Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU-Viet Nam) and Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU-Thailand) and their collaborators. These countries include: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Viet Nam, Indonesia and Nepal. A total of 25-30 delegates will be invited. 


To build capacity of delegates and gather feedback on pertinent ethical issues faced by local IRBs and researchers (consent, data sharing, research with minors etc).


1. To give an introduction to ethics in biomedical research and updates on regulations (eg CIOMS guidelines)

2. To introduce the roles and scope of IRBs, and teaching on how they can be run.

3. To allow delegates to raise pertinent ethical issues for discussion amongst the wider group

4. To introduce public and community engagement – the benefits to research and the moral responsibility to participants

5. To have in depth discussion on 2-3 core subjects, which can then be fed back to the Global Health Bioethics Network annual ethics summer school.

6. To give a platform for the Ethox Centre (University of Oxford) members to meet delegates from the region, with the possibility of developing future training or projects.

Workshop details:

The workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand 6-8 th June 2017. Delegates will be invited personally by MORU Thailand and OUCRU Vietnam. The workshop will be held in English.


This workshop is supported by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award (096527)

If you have questions about this workshop, please email Dina Rippon at dinnah.rippon(at)ethox.ox.ac.uk

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