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Ethics Committee's feedback on the acceptability study of integrating qualitative research into medical studies and clinical trials

Warm greeting from Vietnam,

I hope you all are staying safe and strong during this challenging time.

In this blog post, I would like to give you an update and share some interesting points during the process of obtaining ethics approval from National Ethics Committee for my project.

For those who are not familiar with my project, it is entitled “Acceptability of integrating qualitative research into medical studies and clinical trials within hospital settings in Ho Chi…

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Added by Chi Le Phuong on November 19, 2020 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Challenges, delays, experiences and next step for 2018 bursary awarded project from Myanmar

Greetings from Myanmar after a long period.

I hope everyone is well and staying safe in this challenging time.

I would like to update you about my project and challenges I have experienced till now.

Firstly, I would like to remind you about the project because I think some of you might not know what it is about. So, I won a GHBN bursary award in 2018 with my project entitled "Ethical challenges related to offering pregnant…

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Added by Htet Htet Aung on November 6, 2020 at 11:02 — 4 Comments

the Altruistic nature of Tuberculomas in Durban, South Africa

I am nearing the end of this project, with just the write up left to complete. To briefly summarize, in establishing partnerships with the Department of Cardio thoracic surgery,  we have incorporated the researcher into the doctor-patient relationship and were interested in studying the various aspects surrounding the consent for both therapeutic surgical procedures, as well as consent from patients for human tissue collection, exploratory basic science research as well as tissue…

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Added by Khadija Khan on March 16, 2020 at 9:47 — 2 Comments

End of project updates: Practices and perceptions of the informed consent process in a clinical trials setting in Vietnam

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you all are doing well. I would like to give you an update of my project exploring the practices and perceptions of informed consent process in a clinical trial context in Vietnam.

We worked along side two on-going clinical trials including an out-patient clinical trial which was a non-randomised trial and an in-patient clinical trial which was a randomised controlled trial in OUCRU and the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City. We expected to…

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Added by Nguyen Thi Hong Yen on January 16, 2020 at 4:00 — 4 Comments

End of Project Report: Understanding the context in informed consent processes in hospital-based paediatric research in urban Malawi (PRaICA)

Dear Colleagues



I hope this post finds you well. I am delighted to share with you the project summary of PRaICA study.



The main aim was to evaluate the informed consent process among guardians of research participants in purposively selected MLW paediatric research studies. The specific objectives were to 1) examine participant understanding of study information…

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Added by Mtisunge Joshua Gondwe on July 28, 2019 at 14:47 — 5 Comments

Exploring the Experiences and Challenges of IRB member in Addis Ababa

      

   Dear Dina, Thank you! 

          The data collection process was somehow good. I had faced some challenges during the data collection process like some IRB members were not willing to attend the interview process and some were not responding to the request at all on time. I have a plan to interview a total of 20 IRB members from different research institute and universities (four IRB members were selected from each Institutes and Universities, three research…

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Added by Yemisrach Zewdie on May 21, 2019 at 9:45 — 1 Comment

   Dear Dina, Thank you!            The data collection process was somehow good. I had faced some challenges during the data collection process like some IRB members were not willing to attend the i…

   Dear Dina, Thank you! 

          The data collection process was somehow good. I had faced some challenges during the data collection process like some IRB members were not willing to attend the interview process and some were not responding to the request at all on time. I have a plan to interview a total of 20 IRB members from different research institute and universities (four IRB members were selected from each Institutes and Universities, three research institutes collected…

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Added by Yemisrach Zewdie on May 21, 2019 at 9:42 — 1 Comment

Exploring the Experiences and Challenges of IRB member in Addis Ababa

 Dear All,

Greeting, 

 I finished all the data collection process(interviewee) and start the data analysis.

Added by Yemisrach Zewdie on May 2, 2019 at 13:59 — 1 Comment

MY BURSARY PROJECT STATUS UPDATE

Hi all,

I would like to share the status update of my bursary project on views of research stakeholders about appropriate compensation and benefits for study participation in Malawi.

This project aims at exploring views about appropriate compensation and benefits among research stakeholders, including research participants, community members, ethics committee members and researchers. In Malawi, different research institutions provide different levels of compensations…

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Added by Wezzie Nyapigoti on April 15, 2019 at 10:45 — 1 Comment

Participatory Action Research In Action

Just an update on my bursary project .

I completed the workshops this week working with participants on reviewing their photos following the photovoice sessions. They had great photos and they also had a lot to say.

My blog post for now is just sharing the realities of using participatory methods - which can be quite draining. The process kept me on my toes and I had to be continually changing the layout and process…

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Added by Nothando Ngwenya on April 13, 2019 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Updates from the Informed Consent study in Vietnam

Warm greetings from Vietnam.

I would like to you give you some updates about my GHBN bursary project which explores the perceptions and practices of informed consent in clinical trials in a hospital setting in Vietnam. The study is being conducted in OUCRU Vietnam and the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City. In the study, I work with study doctors and potential participants from three different clinical trials doing…

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Added by Nguyen Thi Hong Yen on April 8, 2019 at 9:23 — 4 Comments

Update status on my bursary project

Greetings from Myanmar.

Please let me update the status of my bursary project “Ethical Challenges related to offering Short Course Tenofovir to Prevent Mother to Child Transmission of Hepatitis B in Myanmar”.

I have submitted the study proposal to OxTREC and our local Ethics Committee, Department of Medical Research (DMR) for ethics approval since August, 2018.

Now, I got the ethics approval from OxTREC and I’m still waiting for all Principal Investigator (PIs) physical…

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Added by Htet Htet Aung on February 28, 2019 at 6:55 — 1 Comment

Engaging with communities’ worlds, or asking them to engage in ours? Ideas on participation & power from the Health Systems Global 2018 symposium

I had the great privilege of attending the Health Systems Global Symposium in Liverpool last October. GHBN-ers were there in force, with Sassy, Dorcas, Maureen and others running excellent, thought-provoking and packed sessions on ethics as part of the Health Systems Global Technical Working Group on the Ethics of Health Systems Research. You can read more about their sessions at…

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Added by Kate Gooding on January 20, 2019 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Fantastic 1st GHBN Regional SSA Meet!

We recently attended the 1st GHBN Regional meeting; hosted by the Malawi Liverpool-Wellcome Programme. Jane (KEMRI), Khadija (AHRI) and Gladys (KEMRI) shared their views on the meeting through a blog. Find it on the link below; (fingers crossed that the link will work).

SSA%20GHBN%20Meeting%20-%20Blog.pdf

Added by Noni Mumba on November 14, 2018 at 13:10 — 1 Comment

GHBN Bursary completion

I recently completed my MSc in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology with the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford. I am truly, grateful to have been awarded the GHBN bursary as it ensured that I took advantage of my studies and time in Oxford. It not only supported my dissertation project but enabled…

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Added by Chimwemwe Phiri on November 2, 2018 at 10:26 — 2 Comments

Ethical Approval

Dear All,

  I have got the Ethical approval letter from AHRI IRB on October 15, 2018. I am on the track to start the data collection soon.

Thank you,

Added by Yemisrach Zewdie on October 17, 2018 at 12:50 — 1 Comment

A slow learning curve on how long the ethical approval process can take

This has been a very interesting journey for me on many accounts. I am at the moment waiting for final ethical clearance to start my project. I have received preliminary approval, however as phase 2 of the project involves working with healthcare professionals from the Department of Health, I need governance approvals from the Department of Health too which seems to be taking forever. It begs the question of the role and process of obtaining ethical approval in fulfilling ethical research. I…

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Added by Nothando Ngwenya on September 26, 2018 at 9:26 — 3 Comments

update on my bursary proposal

Hello, every one I am working on my proposal titled in "Exploring the Experiences and Challenges of IRB members " Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 My proposal was submitted in the Armauer Hansen Research Institute Ethical Review Committee to be reviewed and get some comment to be corrected. Currently I am working on that to get the full approval for starting my research in October, 2018.

Added by Yemisrach Zewdie on September 25, 2018 at 9:05 — 2 Comments

GHBN Bursaries progress blog: Issues surrounding uptake of maternal and neonatal vaccinations in ethnic communities in Dak Lak Province Viet Nam

Greetings from Vietnam.

My GHBN bursary project in Vietnam is a trial with 2 groups of ethnic minority communities with low vaccine uptake in Dak Lak province, central Vietnam. Using quantitative (a survey of 170-200 people) and qualitative (FGDs and IDIs) research methods we aim to explore perceptions and barriers to vaccine uptake. The intervention group (20 communes) will receive increased community engagement activities to strengthen communication skills of the district health…

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Added by Thanh Ha Nguyen on September 12, 2018 at 12:26 — 2 Comments

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