Training

Upcoming Activities







List of Past Courses 

  1. Obtaining Ethics Approval: How to Submit a Successful Application 9th March 2017
  2. Research Ethics Course for current and prospective members of Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka - 24 to 25 April 2008
  3. Research Ethics Course for Newly Passed Out Medical Graduates Working as Research Assistants in Medical Faculties - August 8, 2008

Resource Material

Emanuel et. al., What Makes Clinical Research Ethical, JAMA 2000;283:2701-2711

Emanuel et. al., What Makes Clinical Research in Developing Countries Ethical, The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2004;189:930–7

Forum of Ethics Review Committees Sri Lanka, Ethics Review Committee Guidelines, 2007

Dissanayake et. al. Research ethics and ethical review committees in Sri Lanka: a 25 year journey, Ceylon Medical Journal; 2006;51(3):110-113.


Course Material from Past Courses

Medical Research - History & Scandals

Prof. Hemantha Senanayake MBBS, MS, FRCOG, FSLCOG – Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Colombo; Chairperson, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

History of Research Ethics Review in Sri Lanka

Dr. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD (Nottingham) – Senior Lecturer in Anatomy/Genetics, University of Colombo; Joint Secretary, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Research ethics regulations and guidelines – International and Sri Lankan

Dr. Malik Fernando MBChB (Bristol)– Member, National Bioethics Committee, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka; Chairperson, Ethics Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association; Member, Ethics Review Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association; Member, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Purpose and function of Ethics Review Committees

Prof. Reidar Lie MD, PhD – Professor of Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway; Senior Investigator in Charge of the Unit of Multilateral Research, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA; adjunct professor of research ethics at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Collaborative partnership

Dr. Enoka Corea MBBS, MD – Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, University of Colombo; Joint Secretary, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Social value

Dr. Malik Fernando MBChB (Bristol)– Member, National Bioethics Committee, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka; Chairperson, Ethics Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association; Member, Ethics Review Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association; Member, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Scientific validity

Prof. Hemantha Senanayake MBBS, MS, FRCOG, FSLCOG – Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Colombo; Chairperson, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Fair participant selection

Dr. Enoka Corea MBBS, MD – Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, University of Colombo; Joint Secretary, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Favourable risk benefit ratio

Dr. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD (Nottingham) – Senior Lecturer in Anatomy/Genetics, University of Colombo; Joint Secretary, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Conflicts of interest

Prof. Rohini Fernandopulle MBBS, PhD (Colombo) – Professor in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo; Member, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Informed consent

Prof. Hemantha Senanayake MBBS, MS, FRCOG, FSLCOG – Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Colombo; Chairperson, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Respect for human participants

Dr. Enoka Corea MBBS, MD – Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, University of Colombo; Joint Secretary, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

 International Collaborative Research

Prof. Reidar Lie MD, PhD – Professor of Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway; Senior Investigator in Charge of the Unit of Multilateral Research, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA; adjunct professor of research ethics at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand 

 Clinical trials

Dr. Priyadarshani Galapatthy MBBS, MD, FRCP – Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Colombo; Member, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Post research benefits

Prof. Mandika Wijerathne MBBS, DM, FRCS – Professor in Surgery, University of Colombo; Member, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Research on Stored Tissue and Genetic Research

Dr. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD (Nottingham) – Senior Lecturer in Anatomy/Genetics, University of Colombo; Joint Secretary, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Epidemiological research

Dr. Sriyakanthi Beneragama MBBS. MD(Community Medicine), MIRB – Epidemiologist, National STD/AIDS Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka; Member, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Implementation of uniform guidelines for ethics review in Sri Lanka

Dr. Malik Fernando MBChB (Bristol)– Member, National Bioethics Committee, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka; Chairperson, Ethics Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association; Member, Ethics Review Committee, Sri Lanka Medical Association; Member, Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Cases Used for Mock Ethics Review Sessions

 

Proposal 1

Proposal 2