Governance frameworks for COVID-19 research ethics review and oversight in Latin America: an exploratory study

BMC Medical Ethics
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Governance frameworks for COVID-19 research ethics review and oversight in Latin America: an exploratory study
Research has been an essential part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, including in Latin American (LA) countries. However, implementing research in emergency settings poses the challenge of producing valuable knowledge rapidly while upholding research ethical standards. Research ethics committees (RECs) therefore must conduct timely and rigorous ethics reviews and oversight of COVID-19 research. In the LA region, there is limited knowledge on how countries have responded to this need. To address this gap, the objective of our project is to explore if LA countries developed policies to streamline ethics review and oversight of research in response to the pandemic while ensuring its adherence to ethical standards, and to analyze to what extent these governance frameworks are in accordance with international guidance.
Authors: Ana Palmero, Sarah Carracedo, Noelia Cabrera and Alahí Bianchini
Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2021 22:147
Content type: Research
Published on: 6 November 2021