First TRUST Policy Brief Released

Every year tens of thousands of healthy volunteers are involved in clinical trials in a wide variety of countries. Amongst them “professional volunteers” may expose themselves to serious medical conditions and risk compromising the validity of the scientific results of the trials.  TRUST recommends National Healthy Volunteer Registries to significantly reduce risks for healthy volunteers …

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TRUST in Vatican City

“Ethics in Action” is an initiative supported and hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican. In the spirit of the Encyclical Letter Laudato si’, it seeks morally appropriate solutions for urgent challenges facing the world. Meetings are held over two years in Casina Pio IV and delegates represent all major world religions …

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ICSMRE 2019: 21st International Conference on Scientific Method and Research Ethics

May 23-24, 2019, Barcelona, Spain ICSMRE 2019 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Scientific Method and Research Ethics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, …

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EDCTP Forum Delegates Praise TRUST

Dr Michael Makanga presented TRUST during his opening address at the ninth EDCTP Forum held from 17-21 September 2018 in Lisbon. The Forum is a prominent cross-disease and inter-disciplinary conference focusing this year on North-South partnerships. Dr Michelle Singh dedicated her ethics session to the Global Code, the San Code and the Fair Research Contracting tool. …

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TRUST Feedback event to sex workers



“Feedback about the findings of the research must be given to local communities and research participants.” That’s the essence of Article 3 of the TRUST Global Code of Conduct. Prof. Schroeder, the TRUST Co-ordinator, thanks Dr Joshua Kimani for organising a successful feedback event for sex workers in Nairobi. She also thanks Joyce Adhiambo Odhiambo …

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New publication: Research with, not about, communities

TRUST publishes “Research with, not about, communities”. The guidance document  gives practical advice on community engagement, an ethical imperative for global researchers. Readers are invited to use the TRUST compass (fairness, respect, care and honesty) during all five research stages (research question, research design, implementation, results, evaluation). The main advice is to build long-term, mutually …

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TRUST Code featured in NATURE

The TRUST Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-poor Settings is the topic of a NATURE article by science journalist Linda Nordling. Europe’s biggest research fund cracks down on ‘ethics dumping’  summarizes an announcement made by Wolfgang Burtscher, the European Commission’s Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, at the European Parliament in Brussels on …

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Open to the World

Commissioner Carlos Moedas has set three goals for EU research and innovation policy: Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World. Under the mission, Open to the World, the TRUST sister site will host translations for the Global Code of Conduct and the San Code of Research Ethics. The first translations of the Global …

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