Ethical Issues in Global Health Research (EIGHR) – 2016 Workshop

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Boston, MAEthical Issues in Global Health Research (EIGHR)

October  3-5, 2016
Harvard Medical School – Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Workshop Agenda – Subject to change


The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance (ORARC) in collaboration with its sponsor Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R) is pleased to offer its annual Ethical Issues in Global Health Research workshop!

Do you work in a field involving human research? If so, this workshop provides a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive perspective into the various aspects affecting human research and supplies you with the knowledge, resources, and peer network to help you address the unique ethical challenges in this field.

Does your research portfolio have an international component? This workshop is designed to develop your ability to ethically conduct research abroad–under diverse social, economic, and legal conditions–and improve your effectiveness in reviewing, conducting, and monitoring global research. The workshop consists of three days of dynamic and interactive learning that will address the ethical and practical challenges in developing, reviewing, conducting and overseeing international research.

To learn more about additional OHRA conference offerings, visit the office’s conference page.  An option to register for multiple OHRA workshops at a discounted rate can be found from the conference registration link.

Who Should Participate?

Ideal participants work in the field of human research, especially global research, and want to better address ethical/regulatory challenges facing health researchers globally. They include:

  • Anyone who reviews, approves, or manages international research, including Institutional Review Board chairs, members, and administrators
  • Ethics committee Chairs and Administrators
  • Investigators conducting human research including biomedical, social behavioral, public health, and community-based research
  • Study Coordinators and/or Project Managers responsible for managing multi-site research
  • Research Ethicists, educators, and graduate students
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement staff responsible for auditing and monitoring research

Workshop Contact:

Alyssa Speier
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Phone: 617-432-2140

Additional Information:

For more information, or to register, call (617) 432-2140, or email Alyssa Speier at Also, please note, thanks to our Sponsor – PRIM&R, registrants with a current PRIM&R membership will receive a discounted rate. Please be sure that your PRIM&R membership is current at time of registration. If you’re unsure of your membership status, please email Elise Davis at PRIM&R, with subject line “Present Membership Status for EIGHR Workshop.”

Workshop Registration – CLOSED

Please note, spaces are filling up. Register by September 26 to guarantee a spot!