International Fellowship in Health Research Ethics


Principal Investigator:
Richard Cash

Department of Global Health and Population

Dates of Research:
September 19, 2002 — December 31, 2008


Most developing countries do not currently have a strong community of individuals who are concerned with research ethics. At present, few developed and developing country institutions provide formal training in the internationally relevant aspects of bioethics, particularly those related to clinical investigations in developing countries. This fellowship supports advanced training for professionals from developing countries to assume the roles and responsibilities of bioethicists involved in ethics reviews of medical research. These professionals will then be provided with models and materials to conduct similar trainings in their own countries. The program will support four trainees for two years, 10 months spent at the Harvard School of Public Health, and then to return to their countries where they will execute their research project.