Workshop Content

We are excited to provide educational sessions and small group discussions led by experts in global health research.   Workshop agenda will include:

  • Historical Perspectives on Human Research
  • The Ethics of Human Research
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in International Health Research
  • International Guidelines Relating to Human Research
  • Responsibility of Researchers to the Community
  • Responsibility of an IRB: Reviewing International Projects
  • Informed Consent in International Health Research
  • Equivalent Protections When Regulation Does Not Apply
  • Institutional Support: International Capacity Building
  • Challenges in Conducting Multi-center Global Health Research
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Study Monitoring and Regulatory Compliance for Global Health Research
  • Issues in Genetic Research and Tissue Banking
  • Protection of Vulnerable Populations
  • Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)
  • Tips for Increasing Ethical Review Efficiency
  • Ethical Issues in Research Design
  • Future Challenges in Research Ethics
  • Breakout Sessions and Case Studies*
  • Harvard campus tour and social events

* Small group breakout sessions will allow workshop faculty to meet the specific needs of participants by focusing on applicable interests, roles, and responsibilities.  Participants can attend sessions tailored towards IRB/Ethic Committee Chairs and Administrators or Investigators