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Certificate in Research Ethics (Archived)

Please Note: This certificate program is no longer active and is currently archived. Certificate program materials and lecture recordings can be accessed via the CTSI-CN learning management system (see below).

 

What is the Certificate in Biomedical Computing?

The Certificate program will take place in four sessions of two-hour durations. For each session, there will be a reading assignment from pertinent articles (e.g., JAMA article on what makes research ethical). There will also be individual assignments for presentation and group discussion based on chapters from the textbook The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. The group discussions will be facilitated by the program director and invited guests will complement them with a related didactic presentation. The last session will be dedicated to a group discussion of the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, applying the principles learned throughout the program followed by an approach to research misconduct.

Participants of the certificate program will complete a two to three page analysis of an ethical review of their choice (e.g.  risk-benefit assessment, informed consent/ assent, privacy, confidentiality, research misconduct, etc.). Students will have one month to complete this task. The Program Director will review assignments and will choose the best essays for consideration for publication in the Children’s National publication Pediatric Ethicscope.

A CTSI-CN Certificate in Research Ethics will be given upon the attendance at each of the 4 sessions and completion (pass-fail) of the essay assignment.

*Students interested in a particular session or sessions but not in obtaining a certificate are welcome to attend

  Title Date/Time Location Reading Assignments
Workshop 1 What Makes The Research Ethical March 11, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Children's National, Room R-114 (3.5 Main); GW Rice Hall 601 via VTC Visit the CTSI-CN Learning Management System to access the materials
Workshop 2

Ethics of Scientific Research Design

April 8, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Children's National, Room R-114 (3.5 Main); GW Ross Hall 106B via VTC Visit the CTSI-CN Learning Management System to access the materials
Workshop 3 Research Requirements for Special Populations June 10, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Children's National, Room R-114 (3.5 Main); GW Ross Hall 106B via VTC Visit the CTSI-CN Learning Management System to access the materials
Workshop 4

Ethical Dilemmas in Research

September 9, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Children's National, Room R-114 (3.5 Main); GW Ross Hall 106B via VTC

Visit the CTSI-CN Learning Management System to access the materials

Who is eligible?

All Children’s National and The George Washington University research faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Who should I contact for more information?

Please visit the CTSI-CN Faculty and Staff Directory and select the "Clinical Research Navigator" service area to find the person responsible for this resource.

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