This post is to announce the launch of Global Health Reviewers (www.globalhealthreviewers.org), an interactive website supporting ethics committees and institutional review boards around the world. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, it seeks to support research ethics reviewers internationally by providing resources and a place to discuss issues arising when reviewing research. Registration at the site is free and provides access to: Open forums to discuss case studies and issues arising when reviewing research, Confidential forums to discuss specific protocols, Links to ethics committees around the world and the resources they’ve developed, Links to guidance, regulation, reports and articles on international ethical review and research ethics, a directory of free online training for reviewers, and a glossary and FAQs about ethical review of research.
Global Health Reviewers is part of the Global Health Hub and reviewers can also access its companion sites discussing the science of clinical trials
(www.globalhealthtrials.org) and international bioethics (www.globalhealthbioethics.org).