A case study of research ethics capacity development in Africa

TitleA case study of research ethics capacity development in Africa
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHyder, AA, Harrison, RA, Kass, NE, Maman, S
JournalAcademic Medicine
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsconduct , Developing , Nations , Nations, , of , research , Responsible
AbstractThis article describes the efforts of the Johns Hopkins Fogarty African Research Ethics Training Program (JHF), to address international research ethics concerns by providing provide research ethics education in Africa. The goal of the project was to give trainees a solid background in the responsible conduct of resarch, and to motivate participants in the program to contribute in a field of science in their home countries. The article also assesses the effectiveness of the program using materials produced in the first four years its existence, such as curriculum materials, coursework, resumes, and formal reports submitted by participants in the program.
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