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
Free On-line CITI –IRB course
It is a free online bioethics training program. New free online Biosafety/Biosecurity course now available. The CITI program is a subscription service which WAB has collaborated with to provide research ethics education to all members of the research community. Click on the first and second link below to know what courses to register for and the third and fourth links respectively to know how to register and complete the courses.
Guidance on the training needed for research studies in Nigeria
A slideshow: Guidance of ethical conduct of research in Nigeria
How to complete the CITI-IRB training program
Click here to go to the CITI program
102, Bashorun Road, Ashi,
Bodija P.O.Box 29822,
Oyo State, Nigeria
Tel/Fax. No. 234-708-097-0008
NIH awards two new grants to explore the understanding of genomics research in Africa
Two grants totaling more than $300,000 will support studies on genomic literacy among Africans as it relates to research conducted in Africa by African investigators. The three-year grants are part of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program, funded by the National Institutes of Health's Common Fund in partnership with Britain's Wellcome Trust.
One of the grants will support a research project to understand cultural and language concepts of genomics in Nigeria. The goal is to develop a participant consent form for a diabetes study that better relays genetic concepts in terms that people from both rural and urban environments in Nigeria understand. The other grant will support a project to determine Ethiopians' understanding of gene-environment interactions, with a goal of also increasing awareness about disease susceptibility.
Both grants are part of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) component of H3Africa. The program has disbursed approximately $78 million to date.
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WAB collaborates with Global Health Reviewers to trail and assess the “Reviewing Genomics Research” Course with ethics committees in Nigeria.
The ‘Reviewing Genomics Research’ course is available online, free of charge, and in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Please read the story about the “Reviewing Genomics Research” course here and how to register at: http://www.cggh.org/collaborations/global-health-reviewers