oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - Advancing Research Ethics Training in Southern Africa (ARESA) : education and training

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1999-7639



Southern Africa is a research-rich environment in which research ethics review is critical. The research ethics review system is well established but considerable variability in capacity and training exists among the various research ethics committees (RECs) in the region. The ARESA programme comprises a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Ethics, an annual seminar, a newsletter and an association of REC members. The programme has been developed to promote health in the region via capacity development in the field of research ethics.

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