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International Research Ethics Education

Joseph Millum, PhD1,2; Barbara Sina, PhD1; Roger Glass, MD, PhD1
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1Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
2Department of Bioethics, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
JAMA. 2015;313(5):461-462. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.203.
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This Viewpoint discusses the challenges of building research ethics capacity in low- and middle-income countries, reviewing the developments since 2000 and the vision for future research ethics education.

Nearly 20 years ago, a series of trials evaluating short-course zidovudine for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) provoked global controversy when the sponsors were accused of ethical double standards—conducting research on vulnerable developing country populations that would not be permitted in high-income countries.1 Following this controversy, and responding to underrepresentation of developing countries in these debates, the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a grants program to support masters-level, socioculturally relevant training in research ethics in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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