In fulfilment of CREEi’s specific aim #4 “To develop and maintain centers of excellence in bioethics and research ethics at St. George’s University (SGU) and the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro” both centers are now active”.
Bioethics Unit of the Autonomous University of Querétaro
The Bioethics Unit of the Autonomous University of Querétaro is a center for the study of applied ethics and bioethics, established after eight years of convergent work between the International Consortium of nine educational institutions throughout Mexico, the United States and Canada. ; with the purpose of developing a Center for Integrating Two PNPC-CONACYT Programs of Excellence: Master’s Degree in Contemporary Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy; Master’s Degree in Applied Ethics and Bioethics, Faculty of Law; a Specialty program for professional training in Research Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy; Continuous Training Programs; and CREEI International Consortium with the Master of Science (Bioethics) from Clarkson University. Read more below:
Center for Global Bioethics
Established in June 2021, the Center for Global Bioethics (CGB) aims to advance ethically informed, environmentally sensitive, and equitable education and analytic research about intersections between health, health priorities, and environments. The Center is located in the small island developing state (SIDS) of Grenada, with a focus on research and public health issues involving English- and Spanish- speaking low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) of the Caribbean basin.
The Center works towards nurturing trusting partnerships across SIDS and LMICs of the Caribbean basin and beyond to advance education and analytic research about the influences of social, physical, and other environments on health and health priorities. It provides resources for research ethics with a regional focus and offers opportunities for education and research involving global bioethics.
The overarching goals of the CGB are:
- To advance global bioethics through collaborative partnerships in education and analytic research.
- To curate and make available resources for research ethics and global bioethics that are regionally sensitive and, when possible, in both English and Spanish languages.
- To investigate and better understand the dependence of health on environments and ecosystems.
- To promote public trust in science and healthcare.
The CGB is based in the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) which is a registered NGO (Grenada), 501 C3 (USA), and charitable trust (UK). CGB activities contribute to WINDREF’s mission of advancing health and environmental development through education and research partnerships.