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)
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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."

Clinical Research Initiative for Global Health (CRIGH)
Joint Initiative lead by the National Cancer Centre Japan (NCC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) to promote quality, consistency and training for Research Ethics Committees (RECs).

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 Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO)
The European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO) brings together experts who are dealing with questions about research integrity.

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.

Forum for Ethical Review Committees in the Asian and Western Pacific Region (FERCAP)
Project of the World Health Organization (WHO) Special Training and Research Program in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and it is a regional forum under the umbrella of the Stratefic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER).

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.

Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Site aims to "inform policy and public debate about the ethical questions raised by biological and medical research."

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

Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER)
Network of independently established regional fora for ethical review committees, health researchers and invited partner organizations that contributes to human subject protections globally by developing local capacity for ethical review of research involving human subjects and for developing policies on the ethics of health research.

UNESCO Ethics 
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.