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Table 1 Basic characteristics of documents included in the analysis

From: A scoping review of genetics and genomics research ethics policies and guidelines for Africa

Title Year of publication Level of organization Publishing institution Countries Level of authority
Exclusively addresses genetics and genomics research
HUGO Statement on The Principled Conduct of Genetics Research 1996 International HUGO International Statement or Declaration
UNESCO Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights Sect. 17 1997 International UNESCO International Statement or Declaration
HUGO Statement on DNA Sampling Control and Access 1998 International HUGO International Statement or Declaration
HUGO Statement on Gene Therapy Research 2001 International HUGO International Statement or Declaration
Guidelines of the National DNA bank, The Gambia 2001 National Government of The Gambia Gambia Guideline or Policy
HUGO Statement on Human Genomic Databases 2002 International HUGO International Statement or Declaration
MRC Guidelines on Ethics for Medical Research, Reproductive Biology, and Genetic Research 2002 National Medical Research Council of South Africa South Africa Guideline or Policy
Procedures and Guidelines for Access and Collection of Genetic Resources in Malawi 2002 National National Research Council of Malawi Malawi Guideline or Policy
The Human DNA Regulation Act 2009 National Government of Tanzania Tanzania Law or Act
Policy Requirements, Procedures and Guidelines for Conduct and Review of Human Genetic Research in Malawi 2012 National National Health Sciences Research Committee Malawi Guideline or Policy
H3Africa Data and Biospecimen Access Committee Guidelines 2017 International H3Africa Africa Guideline or Policy
H3Africa Decision Tree for Feedback of Individual Genetic Results 2017 International H3Africa Africa Guideline or Policy
H3Africa Ethics and Governance Framework for Best Practice in Genomic Research and Biobanking in Africa 2017 International H3Africa Africa Guideline or Policy
H3Africa Guidelines for Community Engagement 2017 International H3Africa Africa Guideline or Policy
H3Africa Guidelines for the Return of Individual Genetic Research Findings 2017 International H3Africa Africa Guideline or Policy
H3Africa Guideline for Informed Consent 2018 International H3Africa Africa Guideline or Policy
Human Genetics and Genomics in South Africa: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Consensus Study 2018 National Academy of Science of South Africa South Africa Guideline or Policy
Mentions genetics/genomics research
National Health Act 2004 National Government of South Africa South Africa Law or Act
ISSCR Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research 2006 International ISSCR International Guideline or Policy
National Biotechnology Authority Act 2006 National Government of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Law or Act
Guideline for Obtaining Informed Consent For the Procurement and Use of Human Tissues, Cells and Fluids in Research 2007 International WHO International Guideline or Policy
National Code of Heath Research Ethics 2007 National Ministry of Health Nigeria Law or Act
Guidelines for Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Subjects 2008 National Ministry of Health Sudan Guideline or Policy
National Guidelines for Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Subjects 2008 National Ministry of Health Kenya Guideline or Policy
Good Clinical Practice Regulations 2009 National National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control Nigeria Law or Act
Rwanda Ministry of Health, National Research Ethics Committee Standard Operating Procedures 2009 National Ministry of Health Rwanda Guideline or Policy
National policy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2011 National Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Technology Angola Guideline or Policy
Regulations Relating to Artificial Fertilisation of Persons (Regulations added to the National Health Act of 2003) 2012 National Ministry of Health South Africa Law or Act
Policy Statement on Storage of Human Samples in Biobanks and Biorepositories in Nigeria 2013 National National Health Research Ethics Committee of Nigeria (NHREC) Nigeria Guideline or Policy
The National Health Research Act 2013 National Government of Zambia Zambia Law or Act
Guideline for Application to Conduct of Clinical Trials in Liberia 2014 National Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) Liberia Guideline or Policy
National Guidelines for Research Involving Humans as Research Participants 2014 National Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) Uganda Guideline or Policy
National Research Ethics Review Guideline 2014 National FDRE Ministry of Science and Technology Ethiopia Guideline or Policy
Ethics in Health Research Principles, Processes and Structures 2015 National Ministry of Health South Africa Guideline or Policy
WMA Declaration of Taipei on Ethical Considerations Regarding Health Databases and Biobanks 2016 International WMA International Statement or Declaration
Research Registration and Clearance Policy and Guidelines 2016 National Uganda National Council for Science and Technology Uganda Guideline or Policy