“We are delighted to announce the launch of our thematic series, Complex ethical issues and consent to research in LMICs.
Valid consent is the accepted benchmark for research participation and ethical practise. Studies are moving beyond comprehensible explanations of research for participants and instead focusing on the proposed level of data required to ensure consent. Despite guidance at an international level offering advice on how to obtain consent, it remains a complex issue for low and middle income settings.
Call for Papers: Complex ethical issues and consent to research in LMICs
Submission deadline: May 31 2018
Guest Editors: Sassy Molyneux (KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme, Kenya) and Susan Ball (University of Oxford, UK).
Given the range and complexity of issues today, this thematic series aims to bring together research papers and conceptual analyses, in order to contribute to the development of conceptual frameworks for categorising issues; the development of policies; and to identify priorities for future research.
We invite you to submit papers relating to the complex ethical issues when seeking consent in low and middle income settlements. Papers can take the form of either empirical research submissions or theoretical/conceptual approaches.
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BMC Medical Ethics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed articles in relation to ethical aspects of biomedical research and clinical practice, including professional choices and conduct, medical technologies, healthcare systems and health policies.
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