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PAHOERC

Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization

Chairperson
Dr Chessa Lutter (pahoerc@paho.org)

Organisation administrator's name or contact person
Dr Carla Saenz (pahoerc@paho.org)

Telephone number: 1 202 9743655

Fax Number:

Physical address
PAHOERC 525 23rd St. NW, Washington, DC. 20037 United States of America

Postal address
PAHOERC 525 23rd St. NW, Washington, DC. 20037 United States of America

Country
United States

Institution website address
http://www.paho.org/pahoerc

Organisation Info.

What is the institutional affilliation of your Organisation
University, Other

 

Level of operation

What is the level of operation
Institutional

 

Finances

Does your organisation have a dedicated budget for research for health?

Are members of your organisation compensated/remunerated for their work
No

 

Protocols Submission Information

What is your preferred manner to receive protocols
E-mail submission

What is the operational language(s) of the organisation
English, Español

How often does your organisation convene to consider study protocols
monthly

How long in advance should the protocol be submitted to be considered at the next meeting
< 1 Month

Please provide the link(s) to the organisation's written documentation on submission and review procedures
http://bit.ly/PAHOERC

If there is any other organisation information you wish to appear on the website, please complete this here
Research ethics in PAHO is overseen by the PAHO's Ethics Review Committee (PAHOERC). The Committee consists of an interdisciplinary group of up to 13 professionals and a Secretariat, housed within the Research Promotion and Development (RP) Team. The Secretariat manages the Committee, provides an initial review of research projects, facilitates ethics reviews, and liaises with technical units and countries. Role of PAHOERC PAHOERC ensures that research with human subjects in which PAHO is involved meets ethical standards and is in accordance with three basic ethical principles: respect for persons, beneficence, and justice; is methodologically sound and beneficial for society; is registered in PAHO's Research Registry.

 

Details of Members

Are members of your organisation compensated/remunerated for their work
No

How many REC members are women
8

What is the term of office for members of the REC
2 Years

Is this term renewable
Once

 

Training Requirements

Do members of your REC/IRB require specific training in ethics review of research
Yes

Is there a requirement for continuous education in research ethics?
Yes

 

Human resources development

Does your organisation have a dedicated budget for research for health? Yes

 

MEMBERS

Chessa Lutter (President)

Paulo Lyra (Vice President)

Maria Paz Ade

Mónica Alonso

Kira Fortune

Alessandra Guedes

Marie Claude Lavoie

Oscar Mujica

Sergio Muñoz

Luis Gabriel Cuervo (Ex Officio, Secretary)

 

Observers (entities): Office of Legal Council, Program of Bioethics, Ethics Officer, Project Support Unit, Procurement, Human Rights Officer 

 

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