The virtual Centre/Network is partner to, a parallel programme called the “North American Center for the Study of Ethics and Health Information Technology.” That initiative is being led by Professor Kenneth Goodman of the University of Miami and other colleagues at Indiana University (USA). The Centre has also been supported by The Castlegate Consultancy (UK), led by Ms Diane Whitehouse.

The virtual Centre seeks to partner and work with colleagues in institutions in other regions, potentially to include Africa, Asia, and Latin America, among others, to support ethics initiatives and capacity-building in ethical, legal, social and governance issues related to health information technology.