Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

April 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Are children always vulnerable research participants?

Hi everyone

I have been asked to submit a paper to the Asian Bioethics Review special issue on vulnerability. in this paper, I argue that the blanket categorization of children as vulnerable research subjects is ethically problematic. I don't want to reveal too much as the paper is under review now! But happy to hear if you have any thoughts.


Added by Phaik Yeong Cheah on April 24, 2015 at 10:29 — 3 Comments

Why i am in love with the field workers project.

There is an old saying that goes “behind every successful man is a woman”. But if I were able to turn this around, I would say, "behind every successful person is a loving woman, and a passion for what the person does". No other time has this been so true, than the period I have been involved in the field workers project. This has been the most exciting and informative period of my career…but how exactly did it all start?

As a former fieldworker myself, I have experienced firsthand,…


Added by Francis Kombe on April 21, 2015 at 20:30 — 6 Comments

Ethical issues in the use of molecular epidemiological techniques

Dear Colleagues


I am glad to share with you my first blog post with an update on my project entitled “Ethical issues in the use of molecular epidemiological techniques, a literature review and expert opinion analysis”.


This study explores the ethical issues associated with linking pathogen data to HIV infections, in particular, the use of phylogenetic analysis results to…


Added by Farirai on April 15, 2015 at 10:01 — 3 Comments

On-line ethics training: experiences of a health systems researcher

This is a blog post by Maureen Njue. This blog post (as well as the comment by Liam Boggs that follows it) originally appeared on the RESYST website here:…


Added by Dina Rippon on April 9, 2015 at 14:01 — 3 Comments

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