Dr Lyn Horn
Director: Office of Research Integrity, University of Cape Town
Lyn Horn is currently the Director of the Office of Research Integrity at the University of Cape Town, a governing board member of the World Conferences of Research Integrity Foundation and was the South African co-chair of the recent 7thWorld Conference on Research Integrity (7thWCRI) held in Cape Town in 2022. She is a medical doctor with a PhD in Bioethics and has worked in the field of health research ethics for the last two decades, serving on, or chairing research ethics committees for much of this time. She is also involved in policy and capacity development for both research ethics and Responsible Research Conduct (RCR). Her academic interests have shifted over the years but include public health ethics and social justice, research ethics and more recently research integrity. She also currently serves as the bioethics consultant for four international EDCTP funded clinical trials relating to Tuberculosis and HIV that are currently active in several African countries, hence she remains closely involved with research teams implementing clinical trials in Africa. This background has resulted in her interest in the ethics of research collaborations and her leadership of the Cape Town statement on Fostering Research Integrity through fairness and equity in research contexts, a soon to be published out-put of the 7thWCRI.