During infectious disease outbreaks, and epidemics such as COVID-19, there is a moral imperative for ethically and scientifically rigorous clinical research. This workshop will inform participants about some of the ethical challenges in conducting this research. We will cover 5 broad topics:
• Ethics of research in vulnerable populations
• Community and stakeholder engagement
• Informed consent in epidemic research
• Biobanking during epidemics
• Ethics review during epidemics
The workshop will be broken down into these topics in two 4-hour sessions over the two days. Teaching will be a combination of presentations and Q&A discussions.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Understand the concept of vulnerability, and the measures the research community can take in protecting participants
• Appreciate the importance of community engagement in epidemic research and the supporting role of RECs.
• Be aware of issues surrounding voluntary informed consent in an emergency situation.
• Explore ethical challenges in conducting research involving biological samples/data sharing during an epidemic.
• Understand the complexities of ethical review associated with research conducted in epidemics.
Certificates of Attendance will be available. To be eligible for one you must register in Zoom (even if you are joining from a classroom), attend for at least 80% of the workshop and you must complete the workshop evaluation.
Your Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to you within one month and once we have confirmed that you have met the above requirements.
Please refer to The Global Health Network's certificates policy for more information: https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/webinars/certificates-attendance/