Research Ethics Training Course
The pilot for this course is now completed. Please continue to check this page for updates.
Health research is increasingly conducted in developing countries giving rise to numerous ethical issues and challenges prior to, during and post research. This interactive online course is designed to promote a deeper understanding of international health research ethics and strengthen global capacity for ensuring ethical research.
This course is suitable for researchers and their teams, research ethics committees, technical officers, policy makers and others interested in international health research. Priority will be given to those engaged in WHO supported research in some capacity. The course will be enhanced if participants are from a variety of disciplines and bring a range of experiences and knowledge. No expertise in ethics is required but the course will also be suitable for those already engaged in ethical issues.
Lessons learned from the two pilot modules will be used in the development of the following additional modules. We anticipate the first of these to be ready in early 2008.
The Research Ethics Training Course is the e-training component of a project titled The Research Ethics Training Project: Developing, Implementing and Evaluating a Training Module on Ethics in Public Health Research. The project is the result of a collaboration between WHO and the University of Geneva. Funding for the development and delivery of the pilot modules has been provided by the Geneva International Academic Network.