WHO guidance on the ethical conduct of controlled human infection studies New publication
This new WHO ethics guidance is available at https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-guidance-on-the-ethical-conduct-of-controlled-human-infection-studies
This publication supplements WHO’s Guidance on Human Challenge Studies in COVID-19, which is available from https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331976/WHO-2019-nCoV-Ethics_criteria-2020.1-eng.pdf?ua=1
Guiding questions for ethics review of research involving human participants PAHO tool
These questions help committees conducting an ethics analysis of research protocols. They can be downloaded as a word document where one can enter notes from https://www.paho.org/en/documents/guiding-questions-ethics-review-research-involving-human-participants
These questions supplement the infographic (https://www.paho.org/en/documents/infographic-what-does-research-ethics-committee-review-0) and video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd2cntkhllQ) on What do Research Ethics Committees review?
For in-depth guidance on ethics of research with human participants, consult CIOMS Guidelines: https://cioms.ch/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/WEB-CIOMS-EthicalGuidelines.pdf
Research ethics systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: a systemic assessment using indicators.
This assessment, which was presented at a regional dialogue last November (recording available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86Essklfc_c&t=1s), has been published by The Lancet Global Health. You can access the article at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214109X22001280
PAHO’s work strengthening research ethics systems using indicators has been funded by the Wellcome Trust
When does health research need ethics review? What does a Research Ethics Committee review?
PAHO videos now available in English
These research ethics videos of PAHO’s Regional Program on Bioethics are now available in English:
- When does health research need ethics review? https://youtu.be/3nT_2Gnnerg
- What does a Research Ethics Committee review? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd2cntkhllQ
These other PAHO videos on COVID-19 are already available in both languages:
Why is fighting COVID-19 a group effort? https://youtu.be/5-8v826Rk1c
What is needed to fight COVID-19? https://youtu.be/O11acaLa8_Y
Why do scientists change their views? https://youtu.be/xZKnbsdSBNU
The black substance in the face of loneliness and hunger. An experiment shows that ten-hour forced solitude activates the same brain areas as fasting
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge (USA) studied the brain against the longing for social contact and discovered that after ten hours of solitude, Individuals respond to the lack of social relationships in the same way as they respond to fasting. The need for company and food activates the same brain area (black substance).
An ethical framework for global vaccine allocation
Article published in Science
This article by Emanuel et al. presents the “Fair Priority Model” for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines among countries. The article is available here.
Palaeogenetics: the scientific revolution from the Genome
Svante Pääbo is a Swedish biologist specializing in evolutionary genetics.
Reading the ancient DNA showed the crossing between Neanderthal and Sapiens
DECLARATION BY HELSINKI OF THE AMM – ETHICAL PRINCIPLES FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH IN HUMAN BEINGS
Manual for physicians about the role of ethics in medicine