New Website for Global Code of Conduct launched

To achieve sustainability beyond the duration of TRUST, the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings and associated learning material were launched on a new, independent website. The code is relevant to all those who oppose double standards in research and support long-term equitable research relationships between partners in lower-income and high-income settings. …

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Global Code of Conduct launched in Stockholm

On 15 May 2018, Prof. Doris Schroeder, Leana Snyders and Prof. Klaus Leisinger presented TRUST’s Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings to the high-profile UN Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). The SDSN met at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and TRUST was invited to present in …

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A second devastating loss on TRUST

The San community in South Africa and the TRUST project have suffered another terrible loss. On 12 May 2018, Reverend Mario Mahongo died unexpectedly in a car accident. He is the 2nd senior San Leader to die much too early whilst supporting the TRUST project. Andries Steenkamp died in 2016. Reverend Mahongo was set to …

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The San Code of Research Ethics now available in Afrikaans!

TRUST and the San communities of South Africa are proud to have their San Code of Research Ethics now available in Afrikaans! The code comprises five values: Respect, Honesty, Care, Justice & Fairness and Process. One of the main requirements of the code is to involve the San meaningfully in the whole process of research, …

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Final TRUST event at European Parliament

On 29 June 2018, TRUST co-hosts a meeting with the European United Left/Nordic Green Left European Parliamentary Group. “Ethics Dumping – Looking for Justice” will promote fairness in international research. The link between inclusive development, justice and the Sustainable Development Goals will be emphasized by a keynote lecture from Prof. Jeffrey Sachs. The importance of fairness …

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The San Code of Research Ethics now available in French!

TRUST and the San communities of South Africa are proud to have their San Code of Research Ethics now available in French! The code marks a milestone in the San’s long experience with research and we hope that this French version will contribute to more equitable research. We are greatly obliged to Nora Gattegno, Elena …

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New TRUST Policy Brief – International Best Practices regarding Biosafety and Biosecurity

TRUST advisor, Dr Johannes Rath argues that the development and implementation of accepted international frameworks in biosafety and biosecurity are urgently needed to create the necessary trust among stakeholders and limit negative impacts on global research. In “International Best Practices regarding Biosafety and Biosecurity” he also explains that the high costs of engineering controls and …

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Out now! – TRUST Ethics Dumping book

TRUST in association with Springer published original, up-to-date case studies of “ethics dumping” that were largely facilitated by loopholes in the ethics governance of low and middle-income countries. The book is available open access and includes contributions from around the world. It is dedicated to the memory of the San Leader Andries Steenkamp. Click here …

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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched new National Ethical Guidelines

On 12 October 2017 the Indian Minister for Health and Family Welfare launched the new National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research at the ICMR Head Quarters in New Delhi. Since 1980 ICMR has provided ethical guidelines for biomedical research, which have been constantly revised and aligned with contemporary developments in the field of …

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