International Research Involving Resource-Constrained Countries
While there has been an accelerating development of scientific capacity around the globe, in much of the world research ethics review systems are still developing and policies are variable. (Subjects protection regulations for many countries may be found on the US Office of Human Research Protection website). Policies and research ethics frameworks are not yet harmonized, and varied intellectual property and trade laws may limit data transfer.
KeywordsGlobal research Research capacity Fair benefit
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