The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) on 27th March 2020 provided guidance on procedures for conduct of research during the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. In the notice, researchers were discouraged from recruitment of new study participants because of the additional risk the clinical teams and patients at the recruitment sites would have while conducting their activities. Researchers were also encouraged not to invite the already recruited participants that required follow up to hospitals or recruitment sites.
UNCST held a stakeholder consultative meeting on 1st June 2020 that provided advice on how best research can be conducted in the country in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19, without compromising the rights, welfare, and safety for both the research participants and research teams.
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