The Council has worked with the Global Health Network to produce the online training course Children and Clinical Research, published today on the network’s Training Centre.Available in English and Spanish, the course is aimed at researchers and members of ethics committees globally, to give them confidence in thinking through the challenges of carrying out research with children and young people. The course is free and open to anyone (though registration on the site is required), and takes 45-60 minutes to complete. A certificate is issued on successful completion.This resource is based on the Council’s recent report which explores ethical issues around the involvement of children and young people in clinical research. It also draws on previous Council work on the ethics of healthcare research in developing countries.It was written by Katharine Wright, Assistant Director at the Council, Bobbie Farsides, Vicki Marsh and Sassy Molyneux, members of the Council’s Working Party on children and clinical research, and Dorcas Kamuya, Post-doctoral Researcher in Ethics and Community Engagement at the Global Bioethics Network, Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford.
The Global Health Network is an online hub joining together a collection of websites to support health research globally by sharing knowledge and methods. The Training Centre of the Network is built with support from of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World-Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network and the East African Consortium for Clinical Research.