Multiple ethical review in North-South collaborative research: the experience of the Ebola-Tx trial in Guinea

Indian J Med Ethics. 2016 Apr-Jun;1(2):76-82. doi: 10.20529/IJME.2016.022. Epub 2016 Jan 25.


The process of double ethical review involves the ethics committees (ECs) in the country(ies) of the research site(s) and of the sponsor. This paper aims to assess the experience of the double ethical review in the Ebola-Tx trial, and to make general recommendations for research conducted during public health emergencies.

MeSH terms

  • Belgium
  • Biomedical Research / ethics*
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Emergencies
  • Ethical Review*
  • Ethics Committees, Research*
  • Guinea / epidemiology
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola* / epidemiology
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola* / therapy
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation*
  • Public Health / ethics*