Program to Enhance NIH-supported Global Health Research Involving Human Subjects

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    This opportunity aims to develop collaborative processes and training as well as jointly used tools and systems to address the specific needs and capabilities for improved review and monitoring of protocols for NIH supported research conducted at a developing country institution. The grants provide one year of support for an applicant U.S. Institutional Review Board (IRB) to collaborate with a developing country counterpart IRB which reviews some of the same NIH research protocols to do any of the following:

    • Develop sustainable electronic systems, procedures and communication methods to facilitate collaboration on review and monitoring of protocols sent to both IRBs;
    • Increase administrative, scientific, socio-cultural and ethical competencies of IRB members and staff related to research reviewed by both IRBs through joint workshops, short-term exchange and training activities;
    • Create sustainable international research ethics training resources for global health researchers at both institutions to improve research protocols and practices involving human subjects in the collaborating developing country.


    Barbara Sina, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of International Training and Research
    Fogarty International Center
    National Institutes of Health
    Building 31, Room B2C39
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
    Telephone: (301) 402-9467
    FAX: (301) 402-0779


    Updated October 2010