Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes
Over the last three months, my main focus had been to get the protocol approved by College of medicine Research and Ethics Committee (COMREC) but also to ensure that all preparatory work is completed. Although the protocol hasn't been approved yet, a lot has been achieved especially in trying to prepare for data collection. I have recruited a Research Assistant (RA) who will help in data collection, the position is on a fixed term of 3 months ( May to July 2013). My original plan was to start data collection by 1st May, but this has not been possible because COMREC has delayed in approving the protocol, this has affected not only me but almost everyone who submitted their protocol during the same period as me. I have now tentatively planned to start data collection at the beginning of the month of June, meanwhile I have organized a protocol training for my RA which will be conducted this coming Sunday, the 19th of May. Otherwise we are ready to start data collection as soon as we receive the much need protocol approval certificate from COMREC!!!
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