Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

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The art of explaining the consent form to patients?

Hello everyone, it's me Phuong from Vietnam group. I hope that everyone is doing well with your projects. I would like to update some news from my site..


Firstly, I want to clarify some changes toward my project. As you know, my original aim was to evaluate the cost effectiveness of different health interventions in  treating patients with HIV and dengue at Hospital of Tropical disease in Ho Chi Minh city. However, after few months I decided to narrow down my project to…


Added by TRAN THI THANH PHUONG on December 20, 2012 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

What we've been up to in the benefits study!!!!

Hi all,

Hope you have been well. Below is a short summary of what we've been up to in Kilifi regarding the Benefits study.

The project aims to explore the community views on the way benefits to participants should be planned and implemented in research.

From the outset we aimed to hold workshops and small group discussions with various purposively selected community groups. So far, we have engaged 2 groups and have held 2 workshops each lasting half a day and 4 small…


Added by Maureen Njue on December 18, 2012 at 8:34 — 4 Comments

Precarious Ethics

Read the Ethox Centre's latest blog post on Precarious Ethics by Salla Sariola : http://www.ethox.org.uk/ethox-blog

Added by Dina Rippon on December 7, 2012 at 12:36 — No Comments

Thinking about the global North-South divide

Read the Ethox Centre's latest blog on the global North-South divide by Patricia Kingori and Salla Sariola here: http://www.ethox.org.uk/ethox-blog

Added by Dina Rippon on November 20, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Does human rights research require ethics approval?

Do you think human rights researchers need to get ethics approval? Read my latest blog on the ethox website here: http://www.ethox.org.uk/ethox-blog
I'm interested in hearing what you think!

Added by Dina Rippon on November 5, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

New Post: Researcher in ethics and community engagement

See the full job description on the Ethox Centre website:


Added by Dina Rippon on November 1, 2012 at 17:17 — No Comments

New Ethox blog

Read Angeliki's new entry in the Ethox blog: Popular Morality?

Added by Dina Rippon on October 22, 2012 at 15:40 — No Comments

Interesting question on parental consent in child-headed households

This month, the Global Health Trials website is talking about the issue of parental consent in households where minors are holding a parental role. Do you have any thoughts or experiences to share? Join the conversation here: http://globalhealthtrials.tghn.org/blog/post/383/2012/09/global-health-trials-september-issue-of-the-mo/

Added by Dina Rippon on September 12, 2012 at 11:49 — No Comments

Benefits and Payments study update

Hi everyone,

Hope you have all been keeping well. 

We have been making progress with the benefits and payments study. We are still at the very initial stages of setting up our study. All the same, we have set a timeline for the different stages of the study. We will be starting off, end of this month, with a workshop with our community facilitators. We aim to use this workshop to work together with our experienced facilitators in helping us think through some of the planned…


Added by Maureen Njue on September 5, 2012 at 14:48 — 3 Comments

Evaluation of the Tak Province community Ethics Advisory Board

Investigator: Dr Khin Maung Lwin, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit

Project location: Thai-Burmese Border (around Maesod, Tak Province)

Initial steps for project implementation:

  1. Apply for ethical approval from Ethical Committee , Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University (approved on 27th August 2012 for 1 year) Ref# TMEC 12-043#
  2. Translation and printing of project documents (e.g. informed consent form to local language,…

Added by Khin Maung Lwin on September 3, 2012 at 23:23 — 2 Comments

Statins for Life?

Read the newest Ethox blog post by Dr Vicki Marsh: Statins for Life? :


Added by Dina Rippon on September 3, 2012 at 12:03 — No Comments

VMW sponsorship blog 1

We are at the very early stages of the project and things have started well. We have already identified 2 of the target 26 private international sponsors and all 26 villages where we plan to deploy new village malaria workers have been identified. The target population to be covered by the new VMWs is 18033 people. The national scheme already has over 1000 VMWs but the funding is renewed on a roughly triennial basis. This small scheme will be useful to pilot long-term sustainable funding…


Added by Lisa Jane White on August 29, 2012 at 8:57 — 11 Comments

An approach for developing country

Hi, everyone!

It's me Phuong from OUCRU, Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam..How's everyone doing with your projects so far?

As for me, I have finished designing the Health economics questionnaire for two projects in the area of HIVs being run in OUCRU.

The questionnaires have been incorporated in these project's protocols. The protocols of these two projects are handed over to Ministry of Health in Vietnam and are currently waiting for approval . We hope that we would get the…


Added by TRAN THI THANH PHUONG on August 21, 2012 at 9:58 — 2 Comments

Mobile phones help community care workers diagnose, treat patients

Of potential interest to our Cambodian colleagues working with Village Malaria Workers! Read this, tweeted by the Harvard School of Public Health today:

Mobile phones are helping community health care workers diagnose & treat patients.

Added by Test Member on August 20, 2012 at 18:20 — No Comments

Are students kidding with health research ethics?

Fascinating new article available in the BMC Journal of Medical Ethics through Open Access:

Are students kidding with health research ethics? The case of HIV/AIDS research in Cameroon

By: Nchangwi S Munung…


Added by Dina Rippon on August 14, 2012 at 11:32 — No Comments

Register Now; Submit Poster for National Conference on Evaluating Success of Community Engaged Research

Fifth Annual National Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Event: Methods, Metrics and Outcomes: Evaluating the Success of Community Engaged Research

August 23 - 24, 2012, Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Md. 20852

Posters Due: July 29, 2012

Register By: August 19, 2012

Network with your clinical and translational research colleagues during

this two-day event sponsored by the National…


Added by Dina Rippon on July 30, 2012 at 11:38 — No Comments


Hi everyone

We mentioned the MERETI self assessment tool for IRBs in our research ethics session last Thursday. The developer of the tool has just posted more information on it in GlobalHealthReviewers.org - his post is here if you'd like to take a look!

I had so much fun last week - thank you all

Best wishes


Added by Susan Bull on July 30, 2012 at 4:25 — No Comments

Consent templates

Some participants have asked about the informed consent templates produced by the Kilifi MOP that were mentioned during the Summer School. Here is a link to the 'Global Health Trials' website, where KEMRI have shared several of their consent templates:


Can someone from Kilifi explain to me if any of the above templates are…


Added by Dina Rippon on July 26, 2012 at 15:01 — 2 Comments

Summer School ends on a high note

What a fabulous end to the summer school. It was fantastic to hear the project presentations by all the MOPs! Everyone put in such an incredible amount of thought into their projects. And all  of these are projects that will hopefully be developed. I can't wait to see what happens!

Added by Dina Rippon on July 20, 2012 at 20:59 — No Comments

Day 2 of the Summer School

Ended with presentations from two of our four GHBN Fellows. Very interesting stuff. Lots of ideas and advice floating around the room - how best to gather representative community views? How to apply ethics guidelines to health economics? Lots of questions but also some answers. Looking forward to the next day!

Added by Test Member on July 17, 2012 at 17:32 — 1 Comment

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