Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

June 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Benefits and payments update

Hi everyone,

Hope you have all been keeping well.

It’s been a while since my last bursary update. As a quick reminder, my project was aimed at exploring the views of community members regarding benefits and payments provided in research studies in Kilifi through a consultative process. We aim to use the findings of this study to inform the development of programme guidelines regarding how benefits and payments are planned and implemented in Kilifi.

We completed our data…


Added by Maureen Njue on June 27, 2014 at 13:17 — No Comments

Getting started!

Hi everyone, it is very exciting for me to be part of your network! Since being awarded a GHBN Bursary to carry out my project: ethical considerations, perceptions, beliefs and practices in the neonatal period in rural Cambodia, I have been busy. The full protocol has been written, I now have approval form the hospital IRB and the unit (Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit – COMRU) has brought a car so we can get to the field sites now! The next step is to train our Cambodian staff in…


Added by Claudia Turner on June 23, 2014 at 11:36 — No Comments

Bioethics of biometrics among policy makers, implementers and users within the health care system and medical research in Malawi

I am delighted inform you all that preparations on implementing my bursary‘s study titled Bioethics of biometrics among policy makers, implementers and users within the health care system and medical research in Malawi” are going very well. I am very optimistic that I will submit the protocol to the College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee (COMREC) for an ethical review by the end of June. At the moment, I am obtaining letters of permission from the three study sites…


Added by Mphatso Mwapasa on June 22, 2014 at 11:50 — No Comments


This is probably my last blog before the actual results are produced, so far we have managed to transcribe 40 interviews which will form the basis for the analysis of the data. As indicated in my last update, transcribing took a lot of time to complete since there was only one person assigned to do all the 40 interviews.


In my last update, I also indicated some of the challenges that we encountered during data collection. The challenges came in as we were unable to trace a…


Added by Rodrick Sambakunsi on June 9, 2014 at 17:51 — No Comments

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