The Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (CAMBIN) has the objective of fostering the development of bioethics in Africa, with a particular focus on ethics in biomedical research and strives for their achievement, particularly within the context of Cameroon. CAMBIN is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political, non-discriminatory, multidisciplinary association, having French and English as its official languages. CAMBIN has a research ethics review and consultancy committee which does not only review protocols but offers consultancy services for biomedical research and ethical review of research in Cameroon and the Central African sub-region. With official seat in Yaoundé, CAMBIN was first constituted in May 2005 ZC and officially legalized in June 2006.