Publications/Journal Articles

  1. 2018 Edition of International Compilation of Human Research Standards. Washington, D.C: Office for Human Research Protections U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Aarons, D. Ethical issues surrounding body integrity and research. West Indian Med J. 2015; 63: 2015.235.
  3. Aarons, DE. Research: an ethical answer in addressing our people’s health problems and inequities. West Indian Med J 2015; Suppl 2: 97-100.
  4. Aarons, D. Research in epidemic and emergency situations: A model for collaboration and expediting ethics review in two Caribbean countries. Developing World Bioethics, 2017
  5. WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
  6. Chingarande,George and Moodley,Keymanthri. Disparate Compensation Policies For Research Related Injury in an Era Of Multinational Trials: a Case Study Of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Https://
  7. Ott, M.A., Crawley, F.P., Sáez-Llorens, X. et al. Ethical Considerations for the Participation of Children of Minor Parents in Clinical Trials. Pediatr Drugs (2018). Https:// (open access)
  8. Symons, Xavier. Will a Code Of Ethics Make Researchers Ethical? Https://
  9. London AJ, Omotade OO, Mello MM, Keusch GT (2018) 'Ethics of randomized trials in a public health emergency' PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(5): e0006313.

Theme: Cluster Randomised Trials and Stepped Wedge Trials:

  1. Gallo A et al. ‘What is the role and authority of gatekeepers in cluster randomized trials in health research?’ Trials 2012;13:116
  2. Prost A ‘Logistic, ethical, and political dimensions of stepped wedge trials: critical review and case studies’ Trials 2015;16:351
  3. Sim J and Dawson A ‘Informed consent and cluster-randomised trials’ American Journal of Public Health 2012;102(3):480-485
  4. Weijer C et al. ‘Ethical issues posed by cluster randomized trials in health research’ Trials 2011;12: 100

Theme: Adaptive Platforms Research:

  1. Berry, SM et al. ‘A response adaptive randomization platform trial for efficient evaluation of Ebola virus treatments: A model for pandemic response’ Clinical Trials 2016;13(1):22-30
  2. Hey SP and Kimmelman J ‘Are outcome-adaptive allocation trials ethical?’ Clin Trials 2015; 12(2):102-6 from PubMed Central Canada
  3. Lanini S et al. ‘Are adaptive randomised trials or non-randomised studies the best way to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?” Lancet Infectious Diseases 2015;15(6):738–745 accessible through registration at:
  4. Woodcock J et al. ‘Master protocols to study multiple therapies, multiple diseases, or both’ N Engl J Med 2017;377:62-70 available for personal use only at:

Theme: Controlled Human Infection Models:

  1. Gordon, SB et al. ‘A framework for Controlled Human Infection Model (CHIM) studies in Malawi: Report of a Wellcome Trust workshop on CHIM in Low Income Countries held in Blantyre, Malawi’ [version1]. Wellcome Open Research 2017; 2:70
  2. Hodgson, S et al. ‘Lessons learnt from the first controlled human malaria infection study conducted in Nairobi, Kenya’ Malaria Journal 2015;14:182
  3. Shah, S et al. “Ethical considerations for Zika Virus Human Challenge Trials. Report and Recommendation” (February 2017)

Theme: Current Guidance and Regulation on Alternative Trial Designs:

  1. Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIMOS) in collaborations with the World Health Organisation ‘International ethical guidelines for health-related research involving humans’ 2016
  2. Weijer C et al. ‘The Ottawa Statement on the Ethical Design and Conduct of Cluster Randomized Trials’ PLoS Med 2012;9(11): e1001346
  3. World Health Organisation ‘Human Challenge Trials for Vaccine Development: regulatory considerations’ Expert Committee on Biological Standardisation Geneva 17 to 21 October 2016



canrec bulletin


Welcome to the inaugural issue of the CANREC Bulletin! The Bulletin is a publication of the Caribbean Network of Research Ethics Committees, established by the Caribbean Public Health Agency to promote cooperation and collaboration among the growing number of national and institutional research ethics committees in CARICOM.

The Bulletin aspires to engage members and friends of the Caribbean research community in ethics developments and discourse on ethics through news updates and thought-provoking original contributions. Click here to read this issue.

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