Documentary Assessment of the Abilities of Kyrgyzstan's Research Ethics Committees During Public Health Emergency and Non-Emergency Situations

Tamara Kudaibergenova (Coresponding Author), Muiz Ibrahim, Nityanand Jain (Coresponding Author), Jānis Vētra

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Abstract

Institutional Research Ethics Committees (RECs) play crucial roles in the impartial and competent review of scientific research, particularly during public health emergencies. In this report, we examined their ability and capacity to provide this basic service during public health emergencies and non-emergency situations. Our qualitative documentary analysis revealed that there are currently no legal regulations guiding the activities of Kyrgyz RECs during public health emergencies. In addition, major policy gaps exist in how RECs should operate in non-emergency circumstances. This lack of guidance highlights the urgent need to develop and implement ethical guidelines to meet the evolving needs of such emergencies. Our findings underscore the growing urgency of supporting capacity building of RECs to respond effectively to future pandemics and other public health crises.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99 -108
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023

Keywords*

  • Research ethics committees
  • public health emergency
  • clinical trials
  • documentary analysis
  • legal framework
  • Kyrgyzstan

Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences
  • 6.3 Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
  • 5.8 Media and Communication

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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