International Bioethics Resources

ACTA Bioetica
ACTA Bioetica "constitutes a pluralistic source of perspectives and an important tribune which accepts the contributions of authors compromised with the interdisciplinary study of ethical determinants and consequences of techno scientific research."

Bioethics Society of the English-Speaking Caribbean (BSEC)
Regional collaboration seeks to “increase knowledge and understanding of bioethics ...”

Caribbean Network on Research Ethics Committes (CANREC)
Volume 1, No. 1 | No. 2

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Ethics Resources
"Rationalises public health arrangements in the Region by combining the functions of five Caribbean Regional Health Institutes (RHIs) into a single agency."

Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training
Introduces “trainees and others involved in global health research and service to ethical issues that may arise during short-term training experiences abroad.”

European Science Foundation
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Fogarty International Center
This NIH center has a strong ethics portfolio and, generally, supports research, fosters collaborations and addresses global health needs.

Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings
An EU-funded project "counters ethics dumping by: providing guidance across all research disciplines ...
presenting clear, short statements in simple language to achieve the highest possible accessibility."
A “network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics,” including an online library on health ethics.

Global Health Reviewers
Resource for international research ethics committee / institutional review board members.

Global Health Bioethics
An online community for those interested in global health research ethics.

Guatemalan Historical National Police Archive
Extensive archive of materials documenting U.S. research ethics abuses in the 1940s.

International Compilation of Human Research Standards  
A list of laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subjects protections in more than 100 countries.

Informe Belmont
A Spanish translation of the classic human subjects protection document.

National Bioethics Committees in the Americas
This WHO site lists National Bioethics Committees in the Americas.

PAHO Clinical Trial Registration in Latin America
Site aims to enhance “transparency and public trust in the conduct of clinical research.”

UN initiative aims to foster “sound and reasoned policies on ethical issues in science and technology.”

WHO Ethics and Health
From the World Health Organization’s Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights.