Ms. Helena Baidoo

Ms. Helena Baidoo
Senior Research Development Officer

Ms. Helena Baidoo is a Senior Research Development Officer at the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) at the University of Ghana. She is the Team Leader for the Ethics Team. As part of her responsibilities, she coordinates and plays a leading role in the management of the 5 Ethics Committees within the University of Ghana. The Ethics Team which she leads ensure that uniform high quality ethical clearance services are available across the University to contribute to a more robust and efficient system for research support.

Before this current appointment, she played a dual role as a Chief Research Assistant and IRB Administrator of the Institutional Review Board of Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research for a period of 17 years. In addition she was the coordinator for the Scientific and Technical Committee.

In the course of her duties she has facilitated and attended a number of both local and international workshops and seminars in Ethics and researched into lymphatic filariasis which was the focus for her Masters in Molecular Parasitology. She has also mentored quite a number of students and workers under her supervision over the years.

Ms. Baidoo is also actively involved in several extension services such as:

  • Member of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Institutional Review Board, August 2015 to date
  • Founder and President of Ghana Association of Administrators of Research Ethics Committees (GHAAREC), from June 2014 to date
  • Founder of Ethics Networking Group at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
  • Member of Board of Trustees, STAP EDUFUND, 2014 to date
  • Member of Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R,USA)