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Research Ethics Review in Humanitarian Contexts: The Experience of the Independent Ethics Review Board of Médecins Sans Frontières

  • Doris Schopper mail,

    doris.schopper@bluewin.ch

    Affiliation: Ethics Review Board, Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Ross Upshur,

    Affiliation: University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Francine Matthys,

    Affiliation: Unit of Epidemiology and Disease Control, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Jerome Amir Singh,

    Affiliation: Bioethics and Health Law Programme at the Center for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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  • Sunita Sheel Bandewar,

    Affiliation: Research Program on Community Engagement Global Case Studies at Program on Ethics and Commercialization, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Aasim Ahmad,

    Affiliations: The Kidney Centre, Karachi, Pakistan, Aga Kahn University, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Els van Dongen †

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: July 28, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000115

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