About Our Research Ethics NIH Grants

Union Graduate College's Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership, in partnership with overseas institutions, offers graduate-level education in research ethics to fellows from low- and middle-income countries in two regions of the world, Central and Eastern Europe and the Caribbean Basin.
 
 
Supported by National Institutes of Health- Fogarty International Center
These two programs, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, use a hybrid online-onsite approach to train clinicians, scientists, academics, lawyers and administrators to become research ethicists, advocates for human research subject protection and institutional and national leaders in their home countries.

In addition, these programs aim to provide online resources in research ethics and to develop our institutional partners as regional Centers of Excellence in international bioethics and research ethics. In the process, the program will train and mentor faculty from Central and Eastern Europe and the Caribbean Basin to continue these training programs even after Fogarty International Center support has ended.

Central and Eastern Europe

This program, the Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics in Central and Eastern Europe, is offered in collaboration with Vilnius University (Lithuania).

It is supported by U.S. National Institutes of Health Research Grant R25 TW7085, funded by the Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics in Central and Eastern Europe expects to recruit its sixth cohort of students starting in Fall 2015.

Eligible candidates must be residents of countries in Central and Eastern Europe or Central Asia that are considered to be low or middle income according to the World Bank: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

For more information about the program or to apply, click here.

The Caribbean Basin

This program, the Caribbean Research Ethics Education Initiative, is offered in collaboration with St. George's University (Grenada) and the Autonomous University of Queretaro (Mexico). Instruction is provided in English or Spanish.

It is supported by U.S. National Institutes of Health Research Grant R25 TW9731, funded by the Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The program is currently recruiting its first cohort of English-language students. Applications are due by January 25, 2015. Recruitment of the first cohort of Spanish-language students will start in February 2015.

Eligible candidates must be residents of one of the 23 independent low- or middle-income countries in the Caribbean Basin: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.

For more information about the program or to apply, click here.

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