Ethics framework for biomedical research launches on LactaHub
The University of Zurich (UZH) and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF) have launched EFBRI, an evolving Ethical Framework Informing Breastfeeding Research and Interventions.
EFBRI is an open access compilation of ethical principles created to guide biomedical research in breastfeeding and lactation. Its purpose is to streamline research processes for people working with breastfeeding mothers and children. With EFBRI, researchers and other stakeholders can align their work to universal research ethics standards, confidently and efficiently.
EFBRI is a modular ‘living’ framework – it is designed to grow with the needs of the professionals who use it and as ethics evolve globally. Module 1 focuses on research and is available now on LactaHub, a resource for evidence-based breastfeeding intelligence (https://lactahub.org/lactaethics). Module 2 will focus on interventions – it is under development by UZH and expected for release in 2022.
Ethical considerations play leading roles in breastfeeding and lactation research. As ethics evolve globally and EFBRI is applied to new and different situations, the framework will require reviews and updates to evolve in parallel. To inform EFBRI’s development, UZH and FLRF are inviting explicit user feedback and suggestions. To get involved email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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EFBRI is an open access compilation of ethical principles created to guide biomedical research in breastfeeding and lactation.