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Dec 18, 2020

Capacity Building of Ethics Committees: an AVAREF-MRCT Center Collaboration

The African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF) and the MRCT Center are initiating a partnership focused on capacity building of ethics committee members. AVAREF and the MRCT Center will collaborate to create and deliver an ethics training course for AVAREF country-members’ National Ethics Committees (NECs)/Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

The purpose is to strengthen and augment the AVAREF country-member understanding of the ethical foundations of human participant research and their application to a variety of clinical research settings. An in-depth curriculum, offered virtually and leveraging cased-based learning, will focus on bioethics and best practices for the review and approval of clinical research, with the intention of enabling quality, efficiency, and the use of AVAREF standards and tools. Read article here.