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In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken urgent action to collate useful guidance and resources related to research ethics.

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General guidance

Social justice

Kelly M. et al. (2020) An appeal for practical social justice in the COVID-19 global response in low-income and middle-income countries, Lancet Global Health 2020

Health systems strengthening


The George Institute India (2020) COVID-19 Preparedness guidance/checklist for rural Primary Health Care/Community Health settings in India, Policy Paper

Care and resource rationing

Emergency powers

Coggon J (2020) Beyond liberty: social values and public health ethics in responses to COVID-19, Blog

Health care worker wellbeing


Quarantine and other mandatory measures

Clinical trials

Guidance for funders

SOAS (2020) An Online Discussion on COVID-19, International Research Challenges and What Funders & Institutions Can Do to Facilitate, Webinar



Caesar A. Atuire & Olivia U. Rutazibwa (2021) – An African Reading of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Stakes of Decolonization

Other resource collections