SARIMA’s Acting VP – Africa Engagement, Dr Doug Sanyahumbi, sat on the Data and Biospecimen Governance Committee, comprising a team of experts convened in 2019 by the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Africa (AESA), an initiative of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD).
The Committee has developed a summary of guidelines and recommendations for data and biospecimen governance in Africa, which take into account the governance issues relevant to the Continent around the use and re-use of data and biospecimens originating from African sources through all stages of the research and translational processes for the benefit of Africans. The summary of guidelines and recommendations aims to promote a participant-centric approach for research involving human participants, whilst enabling ethical research practices on the Continent and providing governance guidelines.
A copy of the guidelines and recommendations for data and biospecimen governance in Africa can be downloaded and shared from the link below.
Policy Paper: Recommendations for Data and Biospecimen Governance in Africa | The AAS (aasciences.africa)