In a prior publication PAHO has stressed the moral obligation to do research about COVID-19 as quickly as possible to produce the evidence that is needed to respond to the pandemic.

This new publication provides guidance and strategies to streamline the ethics review and oversight of COVID-19-related research with human subjects. It is available at:

In an upcoming publication a template of standard operating procedures for ethics review in emergency situation, which committees can adapt to their contexts and adopt will be given.