The BCA-WA-ETHICS II training program titled: Training in research ethics, gender mainstreaming, NREC governance, audit preparedness has been successfully concluded on the 28th of January 2022.
The training took place online between the 17th and the 27th of January 2022. It was attended by 51 participants from 10 different countries of the African continent (Senegal, Togo, Benin, Mali, Burundi, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea-Conakry). The training was facilitated by gender and research ethics experts from Benin, Senegal, Spain, and Egypt.
The training covered the fundamental documents of the ethics of biomedical research such as the Belmont Report, the Helsinki Declaration, Good Clinical Practices, and the CIOMS guidelines. Furthermore, the governance of Research Ethics committees was tackled through lectures on the monitoring and evaluation of institutional activities, the development of standardised operating procedures, and the continuing education of research ethicists. With regard to capacity-building in gender mainstreaming, the participants received sessions on the evaluation of research protocols from a sex and gender perspective, and on the development of gender equality plans, and the conduct of external and internal gender audits. The training was concluded by a session on the Quality Management Norms of ISO 9001-2015 in the context of a research ethics committee.
The training material is publicly available in the following repository, alongside the recordings of the sessions: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fLR4We95OXP3kKhOCzt2PuKcjF__dTfE?usp=sharing
English training materials will be available soon on our website. Please stay tuned!