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AMVTN Workshops, November 2001

Health Research Ethics in Africa, Banjul
Good Clinical Practice, Ouagadoguo


The African Malaria Vaccine Testing Network is inviting applications 
from African scientists in the employment of African institutions / 
Ministries of Health to participate in the above workshops. Applicants 
must at least be middle to senior level investigators, key members of 
ethics (or scientific) review committees, study monitors, members of 
data safety monitoring boards, sponsors of research involving human 
subjects, members of regulatory bodies or editors of biomedical jour-

Ethics Workshop Contents:

* History of Ethics in Health Research
* Codes and Guidelines and Ethics Review Committees
* Beneficience/Malbeneficience in Research
* Respect of Persons/Autonomy
* Justice in Research
* Issues in Study Design
* Ethical Issues in International Research

GCP Workshop Contents:

* Principles of GCP
* Ethics Committee: responsibilities, composition and functions.
* Qualifications, roles and functions of the sponsor, principal inves-
  tigator and study monitor
* Data Safety Monitoring Board
* Teaching Methods

The workshops will mainly utilize participatory approaches including 
lectures, case studies, discussion groups, panels, debates and other 
interactive teaching/learning methods.

Selected participants will be financed by the African Malaria Vaccine 
Testing Network (AMVTN); the awards will cover tuition, travel and full 
board accommodation. Participants will meet their visa fees and out of 
pocket expenses. 

Applicants wishing to participate in these Workshops should forward the 
following by e-mail to the address below by 31 July 2001.

1. Full name in capital letters, with family name underlined
2. Date of birth and nationality
3. Name, full address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address 
   where the applicant is employed
4. Listing of educational qualifications, including date, place and de-
   gree(s) obtained
5. Describe in not more than 15 lines the nature of your current post, 
   and any other posts you may have where you need this workshop
6. Current research interests (not more than 10 lines)
7. A list of your publications, especially those relating to the work-
   shop and/or clinical/field trials.

Names and addresses of two referees (including their telephone, fax and 
e-mail contacts) who you have requested to provide letters of recommen-
dation to be sent directly to the address below.


All applications must be received by 31 July 2001 by e-mail at the ad-
dress below:

Professor W. L. Kilama
Chairman, AMVTN Coordinating Committee
C26/27 Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology Building
Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Kijitonyama
P.O.Box 33207,Dar es Salaam 
Tel: +255-22-270-0018
Fax: +255-22-270-0380

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