For the second issue of its newsletter, the project presents interviews and feedback from participants to the B3Africa Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) workshop (The Gambia, 11-13 April 2016).
B3Africa work package 1 has collaborated with BBMRI-LPC to create a short primer on law and ethics for researchers involved in biobanking. The manuscript is currently undergoing open peer review as a preprint hosted by PeerJ. Researchers and ethicists interested in the topic are warmly welcomed to review and comment on the manuscript here.
The NIH has recently released seven (7) Notices of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcements for the second stage of H3Africa. For each of the seven (7) upcoming funding opportunities, the following dates are estimated for the announcement, the receipt of applications, the issuance of awards, and the start of grants. Estimated Publication Date […]
Bioinformatics based research glue multidisciplinary teams as demonstrated in the study led by members of the SLU-Bioinformatics Centre, Uppsala, Sweden. The work clearly shows that discoveries at the genome level in one species can be translated to another using biobank material; in this case from dog samples to human material. http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006000