Research Ethics

The Course on Research Ethics 

Education and training in research ethics is another major part of BI activities. The Course on Research Ethics is a required course for Hopkins faculty, staff and student researchers who conduct human subjects research. Mark Hughes has been director of the course since 2002, and BI faculty frequently serve as small group discussion leaders in the course, which is given multiple times a year.

Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program

Together with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Berman Institute runs a one-year training program in research ethics for scientists and professionals from sub-Saharan Africa. The training program is directed by Nancy Kass and Adnan Hyder. Nearly two dozen African trainees have participated in the program since 2000. For more information, contact Joe Ali.

Pakistan-United States Science and Technology Cooperative Program Link to International Activities

This program allows for a new research ethics exchange program between Aga Khan University (AKU) in Pakistan and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland. Grant activities focus on conducting six research ethics certificate courses, and sponsoring the selection of two AKU faculty per year to receive research ethics fellowships for advanced training in empirical research methods for researching ethics. The co-directors for this project are Lynne Harris and the Berman Institute’s Adnan Hyder. Fogarty International Collaborative Genetics Research Training Program Link to International Activities Since 2004, Gail Geller has been co-director of a Fogarty International Center training grant to train Chinese scientists in genetics. Dr. Geller mentors Chinese fellows brought to Johns Hopkins and participates in an annual weeklong training course in Beijing. Summer Institute on Research Ethics

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