Enhancing Research Ethics Capacity in the Middle East: Experience and Challenges of a Fogarty-Sponsored Training Program
2013 (English)In: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, ISSN 1556-2646, Vol. 8, no 5, 40-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
WE DESCRIBE THE RESEARCH ETHICS capacity needs of the countries from the Middle East region. Against this background, we relate the experience of an international training program focused on providing long-term training in research ethics to individuals from low- and middle-income countries in the Middle East area. We describe our pedagogical approach to training, program changes to address challenges faced, and accomplishments of trainees. Many former trainees developed research ethics curricula in their home institutions, established or enhanced their institutions' research ethics committees, provided leadership to national research ethics systems, and conducted research in research ethics. Based on our analysis, we make recommendations for how trainees can further address current regional research ethics needs in the Middle East and conduct future research. This paper is part of a collection of papers analyzing the Fogarty International Center's International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development program.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 8, no 5, 40-51 p.
research ethics, Middle East, education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-219162DOI: 10.1525/jer.2013.8.5.40ISI: 000329960600005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-219162DiVA: diva2:699278