SCINE-U dissemination workshop

The SCINE-U project held a dissemination workshop in Kampala, Uganda on 26 August 2022. The SCINE-U project (Strengthening Community Structures in Clinical Research to Improve Oversight Role of National Ethics Regulatory Bodies in Uganda) is enhancing the capacity of community advisory boards to feed into ethics review processes. The workshop brought together over 100 participants: researchers, heads of research institutions, academia, bioethicists, community representatives, community engagement (CE) practitioners, research ethics committees (RECs), community advisory board (CAB) members, civil society organisations, media and development partners. Topics of the presentations included a situational analysis of existing CABs and community engagement in clinical research in Uganda, the national guidelines for community engagement in research, and a training curriculum for community engagement in research in Uganda. There was also a panel discussion on the future of community engagement practice in Uganda.