African Malaria Network Trust

African Malaria Network Trust
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology Building
PO Box 33207
Dar es Salaam

Tel: +255 (0)22 270 00 18
Fax: +255 (0)22 270 03 80

Courses on this page:    Advanced Health Research Ethics for investigators

Course Title Advanced Health Research Ethics for investigators
Institution Dar es Salaam: African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET)
Country Tanzania
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Research and Methods
Public/Global Health: Human Rights and Ethical Issues
Language English
Location Bagamoyo, Tanzania

Over the next three years, and through a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation, AMANET will organize a series of 5 workshops on Advanced Health
Research Ethics (HRE) primarily for health investigators and secondarily for Ethics
Committee members and policy makers. Since the workshops will be at an advanced
level, basic HRE training will be a pre-requisite.

Objectives: This workshop aims firstly to flag topical ethical issues that are relevant to health
research in developing country settings, and secondly to explore various schools of
thought with the aim of coming up with well thought out positions and/or
recommendations. Examples and case studies pertinent to Africa will be used. The
following are the highlights of the topics to be covered:

  • Applying Ethical principles in Health Research and Ethical review process
    Responsibilities in Health Research
  • Ethical issues in research design and recruitment of research participants.
  • Research with vulnerable persons and groups
  • Legal and social issues in Health Research Ethics
  • Ethical Issues in international collaborative health research
  • Models and practicalities of community consultation
  • Ethical issues surrounding the 10/90 gap
  • Ethical issues in traditional medical practice and “research”
  • Professional Ethics
Next Beginning 23 - 27 June 2008
Appl. Deadline 30 May 2008
Duration 5 days
The target candidates are health researchers, but few places may be
available for applicants outside these criteria.
Methods The workshop will apply participatory approaches including overviews, case studies, discussion groups, panellists, and participants presentations and other interactive and adult teaching /learning methods. To broaden discussions special panels for some of the topics will be convened. Lecture type presentations will be followed by question and answer sessions. Experienced facilitators have been carefully selected from within Africa.
The online Discussion Forum can be accessed via the AMANET website; some of the case studies discussed online will be used during the workshop.
Scholarship Selected participants will be awarded scholarships by AMANET, which will cover costs
for economy class airfares (where needed), visas, tuition and accommodation and
meals. Participants should meet all their home country transit costs.
For further

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