Certificate in Research Ethics

The Certificate program will take place in 4 sessions of 2-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 2 to 3 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.

  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

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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 Portal 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 Portal 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 Portal to access the materials

Register to Attend! Those who are interested in participating should contact Dr. Lisa Schwartz.

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