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Newsletter 12 - TRREE launches a new module on the ethical and human rights issues in HIV vaccine trials

 
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Newsletter 12 - TRREE launches a new module on the ethical and human rights issues in HIV vaccine trials
by TRREE Team - Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 10:15 AM
 

Dear Participants, Partners, and Collaborators,

It is with great pleasure that TRREE announces the launch of a new training module (3.3) on the Ethical and Human Rights Issues in Preventive HIV Vaccine Trials. This project was developed in close collaboration with the South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, under the direction of Prof. Doug Wassenaar. It was supported by the Swiss South African Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP).

This module is intended primarily for those who design and implement HIV vaccine trials and for those who conduct ethics reviews of trial protocols. It draws upon specialized, dedicated international guidance on HIV vaccine trials as well as relevant ethics and human rights standards.

This module requires prior completion of TRREE Modules 1 and 2.1. The informed consent (3.1) and GCP modules (3.2) on TRREE provide further relevant background material and it is recommended that participants also complete these modules (3.1 and 3.2).

I wish to thank all of those who contributed in the drafting of this module and hope that it will contribute in part to filling a training gap in this field. For the moment it is only available in English, but you can count on us to prepare translation in other languages in a near future. Of course, if you wish to volunteer in this process, every support is welcome. Do not hesitate to contact us.

See you soon on TRREE.




Best, Cordialement,
Dominique Sprumont
Coordinateur TRREE Coordinator