Showing posts with the label research ethics

Do we need bioethics?

Do we need bioethics Do we need bioethics Two counterarguments: Need and Employability It may be surprisingly annoying to keep defining and defending your speciality every time you are asked about it. To many, including some medical colleagues, I have wasted my time and two dream opportunities: a master at the University of Toronto and a PhD at the University of Birmingham. Instead of 'being a doctor', they tell me in full empathy, I chose a 'theoretical discipline'. Although I had my masters in bioethics at the  University of Toronto Joint Center for Bioethics  more than a decade ago, my listeners got confused when they ask me about my speciality and I quietly utter the word, "bioethics". They respond, "good,  biostatistics  is not bad at all". I try to correct them that bioethics has nothing to do with biostatistics. Some keep this sympathetic look of 'oh dear, what a waste of time?!'. They believe, consciously or unconsciousl

The WHO manual I contributed to is now in Chinese 我撰写的世界卫生组织手册现在是中文

I have received the following email from Andreas Reis, from the Health Ethics Unit at WHO HQ (Geneva) with some good news. Dear Colleagues,   I am happy to report that our WHO Training Manual on Ethics in Epidemics, Emergencies and Disasters has been translated into Chinese. Actually, this happened a few months ago, but I thought it would be worth sharing it given the current epidemic.   Here is the link for the Chinese version of the publication:   TR/17/016 - Ethics in epidemics, emergencies and disasters: Research, surveillance and patient care – Training manual 2015 bitstream/handle/10665/196326/ 9787117270182-chi.pdf  (‎5.807Mb)‎   Thanks and best wishes, Andreas

Publication of the COVID-19 Research Ethics Guidelines

I had the honor to contribute to the Guidelines for research on Living Creatures in Epidemics/Pandemics and Emergencies produced by the Saudi National Bioethics Committee (NBCE), which has been approved and to which researchers and local ethics committees are requested to adhere. إصدار ضوابط الأبحاث في أوقات والأوبئة والحالات الطارئة شرفت بأن يتم تكليفي ضمن مجموعة من الخبراء في المملكة العربية السعودية للمشاركة في إعداد أنظمة وضوابط أخلاقيات البحث على المخلوقات الحية ولائحته التنفيذية التي أصدرتها اللجنة الوطنية للأخلاقيات الحيوية،  والتي ويجب التقيد والالتزام بإجراءات السلامة الحيوية المعتمدة أثناء القيام بهذه البحوث.

New Documentation Era...New websites

I am now making the best possible use of my friend 'Google' by having better documentation of my work. I am now working on three main Google sites. One is mine (all in Arabic) : . It contains a very nice share of my life and my literature and scientific work. The second is what I hope to be the biggest Sudanese library for human development and capacity building with almost each and every resource I developed, authored, or edited in Arabic or English on team building, management and planning skills. The third is another online library Research Methods and Research Ethics for Sudanese researchers, as well researchers from other developing countries. Please feel free to visit and post your feedback.