Research Article: Research Ethics Committees in Africa: Authors’ Reply

Date Published: March 27, 2007

Publisher: Public Library of Science

Author(s): Nancy E Kass, Adnan Ali Hyder, Ademola Ajuwon, John Appiah-Poku, Nicola Barsdorf, Dya Eldin Elsayed, Mantoa Mokhachane, Bavon Mupenda, Paul Ndebele, Godwin Ndossi, Bornwell Sikateyo, Godfrey Tangwa, Paulina Tindana

Abstract: None

Partial Text: We thank Dr. Benatar [1] for pointing out that South Africa has two Fogarty-funded bioethics training programs: one that focuses primarily on providing short-term training to mid-career professionals from Southern Africa; and another that provides modular training in research ethics to professionals from the African continent. In addition, there are now several other Fogarty-funded training programs that either target African professionals exclusively or include African professionals, among others, in their programs (see http://www.fic.nih.gov/programs/training_grants/bioethics/index.htm). All of these programs share the goal of increasing professional capacity in bioethics and research ethics on the African continent.

Source:

http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0040136

 

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