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Ethics of Clinical Research: Multinational Research and Capacity Building

The Fogarty International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Program: A Self-Assessment

In response to the increasing need for research ethics expertise in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the NIH's Fogarty International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Program has provided grants for the development of training programs in international research ethics for LMIC professionals since 2000. This collection of papers draws upon the combined expertise of Fogarty grantees, trainees, and other experts to assess the state of research ethics in LMICs, the lessons learned over 12 years of international research ethics education, to assess future needs, and to chart a way forward to meet those needs.

These papers were published in two special issue of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (Vol. 8, Issue 5, December 2013; Vol. 9, Issue 2, April 2014).

Overview papers
Roger Glass
Editorial: International Research Ethics Education PDF Icon (116 KB)

Joseph Millum, Christine Grady, Gerald Keusch and Barbara Sina
Introduction: The Fogarty International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Program in Historical Context PDF Icon (352 KB)

Regional papers
Africa: Paul Ndebele, Douglas Wassenaar, Solomon Benatar, Theodore Fleischer, Mariana Kruger, Clement Adebamowo, Nancy Kass, Adnan A. Hyder and Eric M. Meslin
Research Ethics capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of NIH Fogarty funded programs 2000-2012 PDF Icon (397 KB)

Asia: Bridget Pratt, Cassandra Van, Emily Trevorrow and Bebe Loff
Fogarty Bioethics Training Programs in the Asia-Pacific: The Merging of Cultures PDF Icon (390 KB)

Eastern Europe: Martin A. Strosberg, Eugenijus Gefenas, Sana Loue and Sean Philpott
Building Research Ethics Capacity in Post-Communist Countries: Experience of Two Fogarty Training Programs PDF Icon (496 KB)

Latin America: Carla Saenz, Elizabeth Heitman, Florencia Luna, Sergio Litewka, Kenneth W. Goodman and Ruth Macklin
Twelve Years of Fogarty-Funded Bioethics Training in Latin America and the Caribbean: Achievements and Challenges PDF Icon (338 KB)

Middle East: Henry Silverman, Hillary Edwards, Adil Shamoo and Amal Matar
Enhancing Research Ethics Capacity in the Middle East: Experience and Challenges of a Fogarty-Sponsored Training Program PDF Icon (340 KB)

Cross-cutting themes: Pedagogy
Sana Loue and Bebe Loff
Mentoring International Research Ethics Trainees: Identifying Best Practices PDF Icon (160 KB)

Henry Silverman, Martin Strosberg, Florencia Luna, Sean Philpott and Cheryl A. Hemmerle
An Analysis of Online Courses in Research Ethics in the Fogarty-Sponsored Bioethics Training Programs PDF Icon (516 KB)

Amal Matar, Sam Garner, Joseph Millum, Barbara Sina and Henry Silverman
Curricular Aspects of the Fogarty Bioethics International Training Programs PDF Icon (326 KB)

Cross-cutting themes: Culture
Sana Loue and Bebe Loff
Is There a Universal Understanding of Vulnerability? Experiences with Russian and Romanian Trainees in Research Ethics PDF Icon (210 KB)

Bridget Pratt, Cassandra Van, Yali Cong, Harun Rashid, Nandini Kumar, Aasim Ahmad, Ross Upshur and Bebe Loff
Perspectives from South and East Asia on clinical and research ethics: A literature review PDF Icon (358 KB)

Cross-cutting themes: Assessing impact
Jonathan Fix, Jere Odell, Barbara Sina, Eric M. Meslin, Ken Goodman and Ross Upshur
A Bibliometric Analysis of an International Research Ethics Trainee Program PDF Icon (193 KB)

Martin A. Strosberg, Eugenijus Gefenas and Andrei Famenka
Research Ethics Review: Identifying Public Policy and Program Gaps PDF Icon (525 KB)

Joseph Ali, Nancy E. Kass, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Tara D. White and Adnan A. Hyder
Evaluating International Research Ethics Capacity Development: An Empirical Approach PDF Icon (344 KB)

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