Compensation of subjects for participation in biomedical research in resource – limited settings: a discussion of practices in Malawi

BMC Medical Ethics
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Compensation of subjects for participation in biomedical research in resource – limited settings: a discussion of practices in Malawi
Compensating participants of biomedical research is a common practice. However, its proximity with ethical concerns of coercion, undue influence, and exploitation, demand that participant compensation be regulated. The objective of this paper is to discuss the current regulations for compensation of research participants in Malawi and how they can be improved in relation to ethical concerns of coercion, undue influence, and exploitation.
Authors: Wongani Nyangulu, Randy Mungwira, Nginanche Nampota, Osward Nyirenda, Lufina Tsirizani, Edson Mwinjiwa and Titus Divala
Content type: Debate
14 November 2019