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Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review

Strategic Plan

Terms of Reference

UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Program for Research and Training
in Tropical Diseases (TDR)
Collaborative Project

Contact Officer
Dr. Juntra Karbwang
Clinical Coordinator
Product Research and Development
World Health Organization
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Tel +41 22 791 3867/8
Fax +41 22 791 4854
E-mail: karbwangj@who.ch

Approved at the Steering Committee Meeting
Chicago, 17-18 June 2002

  Article 1
The initiative bears the name ‘Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review’ and the acronym ‘SIDCER’.
  Article 2
SIDCER is a WHO/TDR initiative based on an international partnership aimed at developing capacity globally in ethical review and Good Research Practices. SIDCER is a not-for-profit, non-political, non-discriminatory, partnership initiative.
  Article 3
The official seat of the initiative is at WHO/TDR in Geneva.
  Article 4
English is the official working language of SIDCER. SIDCER is open to all other languages and, where possible, will try to facilitate the development of ethical review and Good Research Practice in other languages as appropriate to culture and custom.
  Article 5
Following an initial period of two years, WHO/TDR and the Steering Committee will evaluate the project and consider it for moving towards independence as an international association founded under Article 60 of the Swiss Civil Code.

Aim and Duration
Organisational Structure
Financial Means / Annual General Meeting
Amendments to the Terms of Reference / The Dissolving of SIDCER

Last Update: April 18, 2008
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