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The primary objective of SIDCER is to contribute to human subjects protections globally by developing capacity in ethical review and the ethics of health research. SIDCER achieves this goal through the following activities:
a)  developing regional and local fora for members of ethical review committees;
b)  soliciting and providing support for established regional and local fora, as appropriate
c)  fostering partnerships at national, regional, and international levels with other entities sharing
d)  promoting the development and implementation of actions designed to improve the quality of ethical review;
e)  facilitating and supporting education in biomedical research ethics related to research reviews, to collaborate with universities, international academies, and other relevant institutions and organizations;
f)  assisting in the collection, development, and distribution of educational materials for members of ethical review committees;
g)  promoting regional and country workshops for the implementation of the Operational Guidelines for Ethics Committees That Review Biomedical Research;
h)  participating in international discussions on research ethics;
i)  facilitating resource mobilization that ensures the sustainability of regional and country activities.

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