Evaluating international research ethics capacity development: An empirical approach

Joseph Ali, Nancy E Kass, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Tara D. White, Adnan A. Hyder

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Abstract

The us national institutes of health, Fogarty International Center (NIH-FIC) has, for the past 13 years, been a leading funder of international research ethics education for resource-limited settings. Nearly half of the NIH-FIC funding in this area has gone to training programs that train individuals from sub-Saharan Africa. Identifying the impact of training investments, as well as the potential predictors of post-training success, can support curricular decisionmaking, help establish funding priorities, and recognize the ultimate outcomes of trainees and training programs. Comprehensive evaluation frameworks and targeted evaluation tools for bioethics training programs generally, and for international research ethics programs in particular, are largely absent from published literature. This paper shares an original conceptual framework, data collection tool, and detailed methods for evaluating the inputs, processes, outputs, and outcomes of research ethics training programs serving individuals in resource-limited settings. This paper is part of a collection of papers analyzing the Fogarty International Center's International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-51
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Research Ethics
research ethics
Education
training program
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Health
training success
funding
Curricula
Bioethics
Africa South of the Sahara
curriculum development
bioethics
health
evaluation
trainee
resources
Curriculum
education
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Bioethics
  • Capacity development
  • Program evaluation
  • Research ethics
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication
  • Social Psychology
  • Law
  • Medicine(all)

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Evaluating international research ethics capacity development : An empirical approach. / Ali, Joseph; Kass, Nancy E; Sewankambo, Nelson K.; White, Tara D.; Hyder, Adnan A.

In: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2014, p. 41-51.

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