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 enrolled its sixth cohort of students in Summer 2016.
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.
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 third cohort of English-language students. Applications are due by January 9, 2017. Recruitment of the third cohort of Spanish-language students will start in October 2016.
Eligible candidates must be residents of one of the 21 independent low- or middle-income countries in the Caribbean Basin: Belize, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Venezuela.
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Central & Eastern Europe