Ethics review mutual recognition: Opportunities and lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic

This webinar shares the findings of a project* undertaken in collaboration with the Ethics Working Group of the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition to review the challenges and opportunities of ethics review mutual recognition for COVID-19 multi-site research protocols.  

Experts in research ethics respond to the project’s findings and discuss the barriers and opportunities for implementing ethics review mutual recognition during public health emergencies in low- and middle-income countries.  

* With thanks to the World Health Organization for funding

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Organized by the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition and PHEPREN (Public Health Emergency and Response Ethics Network). 


  • Prof. Jantina de VriesDepartment of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Afric  & co-chair of the coalition’s Ethics Working Group
  • Dr Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, Stanford University, USA
  • Prof. Kevin Marsh, Oxford University & African Academy of Sciences, UK
  • Dr Dicky Akanmori, WHO Africa Regional Office, Rep. of Congo
  • Ms Katherine Littler, WHO, Switzerland


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