Research ethics review in humanitarian contexts: the experience of the independent ethics review board of Médecins Sans Frontières

PLoS Med. 2009 Jul;6(7):e1000115. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000115. Epub 2009 Jul 28.


Doris Schopper and colleagues describe the functioning of the Médecins Sans Frontières independent ethics review board and the framework used for ethics review, and discuss challenging ethical issues encountered by the board since its inception.

MeSH terms

  • Altruism*
  • Ethics*
  • Global Health*
  • Health Policy / trends*
  • Humans
  • Medical Missions*