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Organizations Description
World Health Organization
An inter-governmental organisation whose objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
UNDP / World Bank / WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
An independent global programme of scientific collaboration established in 1975 and co-sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO). TDR WHO aims to help coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged.
United Nations
An intergovernmental organization dedicated to contributing to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms.
European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP)
An independent not-for-profit organisation established to promote Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and encourage the practice of shared, high quality standards in all stages of biomedical research throughout Europe. The EFGCP promotes partnership between the major disciplines and organisations in the field of research involving human participants.
World Medical Association (WMA)
An independent confederation of Medical Associations from different countries representing physicians from all sectors, medical specialities and regions of the world.
Global Forum for Bioethics in Research A global collaborative project promoting discussion on major ethical issues in international research involving human subjects
Global Forum for Health Research
An independent organisation focused on correcting the 10/90 gap and focus research efforts on the health problems of the poor by improving the allocation of research funds and by facilitating collaboration among partners in both the public and private sectors.
International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) An independent organisation bringing together the regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan and the United States and experts from the pharmaceutical industry in the three regions to discuss scientific and technical aspects of product registration.
Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)
An international, nongovernmental, non-profit-making organization facilitating and promoting international activities in the field of biomedical sciences.
Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
An intergovernmental organisation aimed at preventing the transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.
SATELLIFE An international not-for-profit humanitarian organization employing satellite, telephone, and Internet technology to serve the health communication and information needs of countries in the developing world through a global computer-based communications network, HealthNet.
Office for Human Research Protections, USA An office in the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for overseeing protections for human participants in research.
Food & Drug Administration, USA
Part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for regulating pharmaceuticals, devices, and foods in the United States.
International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR)
An independent organisation dedicated to helping to build capacity for cancer treatment and research in countries in where such capacity is presently limited
European Commission
The division of the European Union responsible for drafting and implementing legislation.
Council of Europe
A European inter-governmental organisation representing 43 independent countries. The Steering Committee on Bioethics (CDBI) promotes discussion on bioethics at the government level in Europe.
African Malaria Vaccine Testing Network (AMVTN) A non-profit network established whose objective is to provide a forum for scientists and policy makers involved in the planning, coordination, and execution of malaria vaccination trials in Africa.
The Wellcome Trust
A medical research charity in the United Kingdom whose mission is to foster and promote research with the aim of improving human and animal health.
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturer's Associations (IFPMA)
An independent organisation representing the worldwide research-based pharmaceutical industry and manufacturers of prescription medicines generally. The IFPMA fosters the exchange of information within the international industry and the development of policy.
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is a UK body that examines ethical issues raised by new developments in biology and medicine. Established by the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, the Council is an independent body, funded jointly by the Foundation, the UK Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

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