Making a difference within JHU, in Baltimore, and around the world.

We collaborate with institutions and networks to advance bioethics knowledge and help achieve more ethical practices and policies relevant to human health.

Our Partnerships

African Bioethics Consortium

The African Bioethics Consortium (ABC) is a network of US and African institutions working collaboratively to enhance institutional capacities in international research ethics. It supports graduate-level bioethics training for members of each institution; development of institutional strategic and implementation plans for bioethics; individual and joint-research and evaluation projects; establishment of infrastructure to coordinate bioethics teaching, research and service; inter-institutional exchanges and benchmarking; and resource sharing. Consortium member institutions currently include: the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Bloomberg School of Public Health; the University of Zambia, School of MedicineMakerere University, College of Health Sciences; and the University of Botswana, Office of Research & Development.

Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program

Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program (FABTP) is a bioethics capacity development program for institutions within Africa. FABTP is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC), and is directed by Nancy Kass, ScD, faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Visit the Fogarty Program’s website.

Johns Hopkins University-University of Malaya Partnership

The Johns Hopkins University-University of Malaya Partnership aims to establish a Master of Research Ethics Studies (MORES) program at the University of Malaya (UM). The first of its kind in Malaysia, the program leverages the collective strengths of Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and UM program faculty who are national and international experts in bioethics, medicine, public health, law, science and education. The program creates a regional hub for research ethics training and capacity development that is sensitive to the diverse cultural, religious and political contexts of Malaysia and Southeast Asia. This program is designed to produce a model curriculum for the region that is led and sustained by local faculty.

The Hinxton Group

The Hinxton Group is an international consortium of researchers, ethicists and experts from 14 different countries. The group explores the ethical and policy challenges of transnational scientific collaboration raised by variations in regulations governing embryo research and stem cell science. The group has published a set of legal and ethical guidelines relating to stem cell research, in an effort to address conflicting international laws in this area.

Visit The Hinxton Group’s webpage.

Global Food Ethics and Policy Program

The Johns Hopkins Global Food Ethics and Policy Program, a collaboration of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International studies, addresses critical global issues of under- and over-nutrition and diet-related diseases, poverty, inequity and injustice across the food system, and environmental degradation caused by agriculture. The Program serves as a focal point for deepening Johns Hopkins collaborations and partnerships, convening experts and leaders to shape policy, as well as connecting scholars and scientists to the societal players that are shaping the global food system.

Visit the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program’s website.

Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative

Them Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative is a Bloomberg Philanthropies-funded project that seeks to improve vital registration systems, expand current non-communicable disease surveillance efforts, and provide data analysis training to governments in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC’s). With partners in Colombia and Uganda, a component of this project aims to determine key ethical, legal, and societal issues associated with using mobile phone surveys in LMICs and to provide ethical guidance on consent approaches.