The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) is organising the 9th Annual National Research Ethics Conference (ANREC) from 10 – 12 July, 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. ANREC is a platform for engagement and interaction among the various actors involved with human research participants.
Researchers, regulators, policy makers, members of research ethics committees, civil society groups and research communities, come together to share experiences and discuss contemporary issues affecting the conduct of human research participants in Uganda and the region. ANREC has been held consistently by UNCST and partners every year since 2009.
The 9th ANREC will focus on how researchers can develop effective collaborations in research that maximise benefits of research among themselves as research collaborators and also to research participants and their communities. The aim is to equip researchers in Uganda, policy makers, research ethics committees, with knowledge and skill of how to build research collaborations that ensure fairly and equitable benefits sharing. The key issues to discuss will include sharing human materials and data, consent process in genomics and related studies and publications ethics. The 9th ANREC is an opportunity to explore the aforementioned issues in Uganda, East Africa and around the world, and more importantly, how we can develop more effective collaborations in research in Uganda.