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Focal Points. Research Promotion and Development

Map and list of Focal Points on Health Research in PAHO/WHO Country Representations. 
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PAHO Ethics Review Committee (PAHOERC)

Research ethics in PAHO is overseen by the PAHO’s Ethics Review Committee (PAHOERC). The Committee consists of an interdisciplinary group of professionals, selected observer entities and a Secretariat housed by the Regional Program of Bioethics,which is part of the Human Resources for Health, Bioethics, and Research (HSS/RH).

All research that uses human subjects (including human tissues and records, and surveys of human subjects) that is funded and/or technically supported by PAHO requires review and approval from PAHOERC.

PAHOERC ensures that research with human subjects in which PAHO is involved is ethical: that it is potentially beneficial for society, methodologically sound, and accords with the principles of respect for persons, beneficence and justice.

PAHOERC’s Standard Operating Procedures

PAHOERC's structure and review process (including the requirements for the submission of proposals) is dictated by the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). They are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 


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Home - Research Promotion and Development

PAHO Research Promotion and Development

Welcome to PAHO Research Promotion and Development, the gateway to current information on research for health serving policy-makers, health-care providers, the general public and anyone interested in using research to advance public health, equity and development.

Our program focuses on the strengthening of research for health through the dissemination and translation of knowledge, the promotion of research governance, and the monitoring of ethics and standards within research practices.  Our research portal draws together information gathered from the region on these key areas of interest.

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Dissemination of scientific information

Dissemination of scientific  information  for strengthening national health research systems: Since its inception, PAHO has understood that information is a most valuable tool to attain its goals. It is in this spirit that we offer this collection of resources produced and disseminated by PAHO to advance readers’ knowledge of research for health issues. 
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