Intensive Global Bioethics Training Program

The Johns Hopkins Intensive Global Bioethics Training Program (GBTP) is a month-long training program offered each June. 

June 2014: Trainees visit the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) in Washington DC


Program flyer (download)


The program, directed by Nancy Kass, ScD and Adnan Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD, combines intensive coursework with applied, skill-oriented learning to develop participants’ knowledge and skills in international research ethics.

Program participants are enrolled in two different non-credit week-long intensive courses Foundations of Bioethics and Introduction to Research Ethics (with options to substitute other courses). Courses are taught by Berman Institute faculty from the Johns Hopkins University’s world-renowned schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and Arts & Sciences.

In addition to formal coursework, program participants will enjoy interacting with a diverse group of international trainees also participating in the program.  GBTP activities include structured meetings with bioethics personnel at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and the US Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

Program participants will meet with key personnel from JHU Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and participate in special seminars, mock IRB sessions, expert-led case discussions, student-led presentations, manuscript and grant writing tutorials, and individual or small group meetings with JHU bioethics faculty to provide mentorship and guidance related to educational, career, and research goals.

Program includes:

  • Orientation to Johns Hopkins University resources and local region
  • Two separate week-long JHU Berman Institute Bioethics Intensive courses
  • One month furnished apartment
  • One month health insurance
  • All local transportation to and from airport and Washington, DC for meetings and seminars
  • Organized schedule of activities with flexibility to accommodate diverse interests
  • Certificate of completion

Tuition and fees:

  • $8,500 USD (airfare and stipend not included)

For additional information and to register:

Program Contact:2015-06-22 15.24.14
Joseph Ali, JD
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
1809 Ashland Avenue, Room 208
Baltimore, MD  21205 USA
Phone: +1-410-614-5370

To apply, please download and complete a program application form. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program prior to submission of an application.  
A completed application form should be sent via email to or via mail to the above mailing address. Registration is confirmed via letter.