The ethics of research related to healthcare in developing countries
- To review the importance of healthcare-related research in humans, supported by those in more affluent countries and conducted, at least partly, in developing countries.
- To identify and consider the ethical and social implications of conducting such research including:
- who benefits from the research;
- differences in cultural values;
- differences in levels of healthcare between countries;
- compatibility of ethical guidelines produced by international bodies;
- the respective responsibilities of local and non-local ethics review bodies, and mechanisms for review and monitoring;
- follow-up, including the possible implementation of findings, after the completion of research.
- To make recommendations.