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Dr Simon K. Langat

Vice-Chairperson

MSc (Vet) PGD (Research Ethics), OGW, Head of Health Sciences, NACOSTI

 

Dr Langat is a long time Kenyan public servant with over twenty five years’ experience in research administration. He served at the ministry of Science and Technology at the Department of Research Development and currently, the
National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation, (NACOSTI) where he is the head at the health sciences department. Dr Langat has dedicated most of his time on science policy making majoring on putting up structures for research regulation and ethics review in Kenya. He has been actively involved in the development of ethics review in Kenya for the last twelve years. He participated in the development of national policies for research ethics review, including drafting of guidelines, an accreditation process for institutional ethics review committees, and training programs for the National Bioethics Committee (NBC). In 2012, he, together with other professionals conceptualized and spearheaded the establishment of a Bioethics Society to promote Bioethics in Kenya. He serves as the vice chair of the Bioethics society.