Research ethics committees: basic concepts for capacity-building
This manual describes basic concepts, including ethical analysis, risk/benefit evaluation, confidentiality and the informed-consent process, along with the role of the research ethics committee, the organization of a training programme and the issue of financial conflicts of interest.
Addressing ethical issues in pandemic influenza planning
This volume is intended to complement the WHO guidance document "Ethical considerations in developing a public
health response to pandemic influenza”, by providing a more comprehensive analysis of the ethical and policy issues which WHO considered in its deliberations.
Following the 8th Global Summit of National Bioethics Advisory Bodies, The Global Health Ethics Unit at WHO that provides the permanent secretariat for the Global Summit started developing a database containing Opinions submitted by National Ethics Committees (ONEC). The ONEC database is hosted in WHO and is accessible through a public website. . The goal of this initiative is to provide easy, free, permanent and secure access to information and opinions submitted by National Ethics Committees.
International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)
The main aim of the WHO ICTRP is to improve research transparency and strengthen the validity and value of the scientific evidence base by facilitating the prospective registration of the WHO Trial Registration Data Set on all clinical trials, and the public accessibility of that information.