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Research Ethics

The aims of the Research Ethics Workshops are to build capacity in countries to enable the establishment of national research ethics committees are well as to contribute to the growing awareness of the importance of ethics in health research.  Participants include researchers as well as persons who are expected to serve on the national ethics committees. A mock meeting of an Ethics Committee is also held for participants to experience how they operate.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Introduction to Research Ethics
  • History and Principles of Research Ethics
  • Making Risk-Potential Benefit assessments
  • Informed Consent
  • Ethics in Epidemiological, genetic and Social Sciences Research
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Special populations – Women and Minorities
  • Overview of Ethics in International Research
  • Research Ethics Committees