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Aidspan is a relatively new independent non-profit organisation based in New York that provides critical analysis, news and comment on the activities of the Global Fund. It publishes a regular newsletter, the Global Fund Observer
, and guidance to developing countries on how to apply for Global Fund support for HIV/AIDS projects.
The Council for Responsible Genetics, founded in 1983, is a US-based non-profit organisation of concerned citizens, including scientists, environmentalists, public health advocates, physicians, and lawyers. CRG advocates socially responsible use of new genetic technologies by encouraging informed public debate about their social, ethical, and environmental implications. While the news articles and some links to reports are freely available, several reports require payment. CRG also publishes a bimonthly magazine called 'GeneWatch'.
The International Council for Science (ICSU) aims to protect the rights of scientists by working at the crossroads of the right to science and the protection of science as a right. ICSU's work, particularly through the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science, promotes human rights-based approaches to climate change research, and social and environmental well-being. The ICSU website contains a collection of key international charters and declarations relevant to human rights and science.
This nongovernmental organisation explicitly engages with human rights-based approaches to science, technology, and development. It has recently established the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program, which develops the normative frameworks through which the international community examines how human rights-based approaches relate to science, technology, law and policy. The organisation is actively involved in human rights standard-setting and capacity building in parts of the developing world. It is also at the forefront of using new satellite-based technologies for tracking human rights violations. Details of these programmes and links to relevant publications are available on the website.
TRREE-for Africa is an international training and capacity building initiative funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership. It links to websites publishing national, regional and international regulatory and policy information on the ethics of research in Africa involving humans. Individual documents of interest are linked to including UN declarations, operational guidelines and recommendations.
By November 2008, the organisation hopes to provide online training courses on research ethics evaluation for distance learning. Until then, it links to online research ethics courses targeted at developing country researchers.