Research in resource-poor environments

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe how research in resource-poor countries differs from research in the US
  • Explain why use of placebos in clinical trials may be unethical in developing countries
  • Discuss issues related to provision of background and ancillary care, informed consent, access to the study intervention after the trial, and collaboration with host-country stakeholders.

Written by:

Bernard Lo and Deborah Grady

Biography :

Bernard Lo is professor of medicine emeritus at UCSF and president of the Greenwall Foundation.

Biography :

Deborah Grady is professor at the School of Medicine; associate dean of clinical and translational research, and co-director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
BMJ and UCSF 4 credits, 4:00 hours The BMJ and UCSF have assigned 4 hours of credit to this module.

Release date

02 Mar 2016

Last updated

02 Mar 2016