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Ethics Review Committee

The Ethics Review Committee (ERC) independently reviews our research proposals, promoting implementation of ethically sound research across the organisation.

The ERC was established according to the principles specified in the WHO Operational Guidelines for Ethics Committees (2000).

This means that all of our studies comply with ethical standards as laid out by the Office of Human Research Protections, US. Our ERC is a registered Independent Review Board (IRB) and is governed by the following:

  • Helsinki Declaration
  • Belmont Report
  • Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)

We have our own Federal-Wide Assurance, issued by the Office of Human Research Protection, at the US Department of Health and Human Services. This assures that all research reviewed by the ERC in all partner programmes and subsidiaries will be guided by the principles outlined in the Helsinki Declaration and the Belmont Report.

Ethics Review Committee members

  • Dr Leslie Cannold (Ph.D)
  • Dr Jean Amoura (OB/GYN, M.Sc.)
  • Dr Fabian Cataldo (MA, MRes, Ph.D)
  • Gillian Elam (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
  • Dr Nigel Field (B.Sc., M.B., Ph.D.)
  • Karen Newman (B.A.)
  • Dr Clare Tanton (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.)
  • Emilomo Ogbe (M.B.B.S., MA)
  • Dr Katherine Ba-Thike (MD, MSc, FRCOG, MRCOG)
  • Jane Cottingham (MSc)
  • Jennifer Bostock (MA)
  • Dr Korrie de Koning (MSc, MEd)
  • Soazig Clifton (MSc)


Download the Ethics Review Committee biographies

MSI Ethics Review Committee

  • Ethics Lead – Sabitri Sapkota Ph.D
  • Ethics Coordinator and Human Protections Administrator - Arwyn Finnie, MSc

We're committed to improving the quality of our research, based on principles of medical and research ethics. We want to improve services and share findings with the broader medical, scientific and NGO communities.

If you would like to know more about our research ethics, please contact us.

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