A new program “Training and Resources in Research Ethics Evaluation for Africa”  –  supported by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has just been launched.

The objective of this program is to develop electronic training – both web and CD based – in research ethics for African countries.

The program is coordinated by Dominique Sprumont of the Institute of Health Law, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland and managed by Marie Hirtle of Biotika Consulting. Members of the advisory committee and working group of TRREE met in Basle, Geneva on the 19th and 20th of Nov 2006 to initiate the project.