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A Myanmar group of academics consisting of eleven individuals attended the recent FERCAP (Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific) meeting that was held in Taipei, November 18-21, 2018.  Professors Khin Mar Myint and Khin Thet Wai gave presentations of their abstracts, the poster abstract regarding the Research Ethics Committee (REC) at the Department of Medical...
Five Myanmar scholars from the public universities in Myanmar arrived on September 15 at the University of Maryland Baltimore to begin their 3-week training in research ethics.  They include: Le Le Nyo Pout Pout, Su Mon Thwe, May Hnin Lai Oo, Cho Thet Khaing, and Nyein Su Aye.  They are being sponsored by University of Medicine 1 and University...
An article entitled "Current Status of Research Ethics Capacity in Myanmar " has just been published in Asian Bioethics Review.  It can be accessed online at: 'Online First': http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41649-018-0054-z The authors:  Zaw Zaw Oo, Yin Thet Nu Oo, Mo Mo Than, Khine Zaw Oo, Min Wun, Kyaw Soe Htun, and Henry Silverman, discussed the history of building research ethics capacity in Myanmar, the...
A 2-day workshop in research ethics was held at University of Medicine 1 today in Yangon.   Prof Pe Thet Khin gave the opening speech and also gave a presentation on Conflict of Interest.  Dr. Henry Silverman from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, USA, gave a presentation of "Why Research Ethics?".  A particular aspect of this conference was that...
As reported in the Myanmar Times on February 21, 2018, The Ministry of Health and Sports has instituted a program to strengthen the capacity of medical research ethics in medical universities.  Dr  Phae Thet Khin, president of Ethics Review Committee of the Department of Medical Research (DMR), said that to begin this program, a Training of Trainers (TOT) was held for representatives of 16 medical universities in...
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Welcome to Myanmar Research Methodology and Research Ethics.   We are now accepting applications for our program.  A description of our program can be found by clicking here. Please complete our online application form by clicking here. Or by cutting and pasting https://www.mm-researchethics.net/research-ethics-program-application/ I would like to emphasize that a background in research ethics is not required to apply.  Also, have test...
The University of Maryland in conjunction with University of Medicine 1, Yangon is requesting research proposals from researchers to investigate an ethics issue associated with researches that are performed in Myanmar. Projects may be conceptual (e.g., analysis of a research ethics issue) or empirical (e.g., a survey or interview study). Funding is available for post-graduates - up to $3,000 US dollars...
Dr. Myint Htwe opened the 46th Myanmar Health Research Congress on January 8th, 2018 and emphasized the importance of health research, research ethics, and responsible conduct in science.
Dr. Zaw Zaw Oo presented the findings of his research project at 17th FERCAP International Conference & 5th FERCI National Conference – Nov 19-21, 2017 held in Delhi, India.  The title of his presentation was "Self Assessment on the Structure and Functions of Research Ethics Committees of Medical Institutions in Myanmar".  Dr. Zaw Zaw Oo had all 16 University...
Dr. Min Wun presented the findings of his research project at the 17th FERCAP International Conference & 5th FERCI National Conference – Nov 19-21, 2017 held in Delhi, India.  The title of his presentation was "Attitudes and Practices of Myanmar Health Researchers Towards Research Ethics".   Major results were that a  significant majority of health researchers held positives attitudes regarding research...