Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

Betty Matsezi Kalama
  • Kilifi
  • Kenya
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Can you tell us a little about what you do?
I work within the Community Liaison Group which is mandated to coordinate the Community Engagement activities for the programme. In addition, I am the secretary to the Communication and Consent Committee which is mandated to review protocols for Community Engagement and Communication (mostly on the Informed Consent Forms)aspects
Which MOP/institution are you affiliated with?
KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme
Why do you wish to join the e-MOPs community?
By interacting with other people who are interested and working on ethics and community engagement in different settings, I will be able to build my capacity hence be empowered to support the programme in thinking through such issues.
Anything else you'd like to share?
I hope that my experiences will add value to the network

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Strengthening the processes for informed consent translation to enhance communication – an update on our project progress

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 9:30 7 Comments

Informed consent has been described as one of the foundational pillars of ethical research, and arguably one of the most researched area in ethics. Understandably, we had many questions during planning of this project, key of which was what new contribution will our project add to the vast ‘consent literature’? Surprisingly, we also knew, from our own experiences of being in translation of consent information, that there is very little guidance available, particularly when such translation…


Progress of the bursary project on translation

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 14:54 4 Comments

Dear all

We are delighted to have been awarded the GHBN bursary to look at the best practice in Strengthening the Processes for Informed Consent Translation to Enhance Communication. We are proposing to describe the processes and experiences of translating Informed Consent Forms (ICFs) across different research studies and teams at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, develop a glossary of translated terms for difficult words, phrases and scientific terminologies used in…


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At 10:16 on April 16, 2016, Michael Parker said…

Welcome to emops Betty!

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