Abuja, 31st Mar - 4th April, 2014. This is a 5-day intensive writing course designed for early and mid-career medical and life sciences researchers aimed improving their skills in scientific writing and enhance the quality of manuscripts for publication. Read More
Anticipating and addressing the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of scientific developments has been a key feature of the genomic research agenda (1–4). Research in genomics is advancing by developing common infrastructures and research platforms, open-access and sharing policies, and new forms of international collaborations (5–12)...Read More
CITI Program | Web Browser Compatibility
The current version of the CITI Program’s website was launched in August 2013. In the coming months, we will be adding several usability enhancements and new features.
To make full use of these enhancement and features, and to do so securely, it’s important for your organization’s learners and administrators to use a current browser version when accessing CITI Program. The vast majority of browsers made available within the last 3-4 years will support all CITI Program features. Older versions may not, as they are often less secure and provide less functionality.
We currently offer full support for four browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari, since these constitute 99 percent of CITI Program traffic. For more details, click here.
Note that effective March 2015, CITI Program's website will block use of Internet Explorer version 7, which is now more than 8 years old, as it does earlier versions of IE. Site users will need to have IE 8 or later, or use a current version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
Randomised controlled trials for Ebola: practical and ethical issues
2 months ago, when the numbers known to have died from Ebola in west Africa could still be counted in hundreds, WHO made an important statement about investigational drugs and vaccines. This crisis is so acute, WHO declared, that it is ethical to offer interventions with potential benefits but unknown efficacy and side-effects, though every effort should be made to evaluate benefits and risks and share all data generated.
The need for drugs and vaccines was urgent then. With cases now rising exponentially and health systems overwhelmed, it is even greater today. Vaccine safety trials are underway in the USA and the UK, and poised to roll out to Africa soon. But treatments for those with infection are required too. Besides playing a direct part in containing the epidemic, interventions that could improve outcomes for the sick would help to rebuild the confidence of affected communities in health services, a critical step if Ebola is to be overcome.
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Sales of forms for the 2014/15 Academic session still ongoing
This is to inform you that application form for the University of Ibadan postgraduate school for the 2014/15 session is still ongoing. Individuals who are interested in the MSc. Bioethics program should please apply through the UI postgraduate school website: http://pgschool.ui.edu.ng/
Please note that application has since commenced on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 and will be closing soon.
NB: Please spread this information to your colleagues and friends who may be interested.