Call for Applications for Research Ethics Capacity Development for African Institutions under the Johns Hopkins FABTP

The Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program (FABTP) is pleased to announce a call for applications for its third capacity development partnership in research ethics for institutions within Africa. FABTP is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC), and is directed by faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

FABTP seeks applications from eligible African institutions for a funded collaborative partnership in international research ethics.

The goal of the training partnership is to enhance research ethics capacity within the selected African institution. Applicant institutions must meet institutional eligibility requirements outlined below. The training partnership will occur over a 12-month period beginning October 2011, with continued guidance and opportunities for collaboration thereafter. The program will support the capacity development of one African institution per year.

Specifically, through this capacity development partnership, the selected African institution will receive:

– One-year training opportunities in research ethics at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) for two selected scholars, investigators, ethics committee members, or staff. Trainees will spend six months at JHU completing graduate training in research ethics, observing ethics committees, and receiving intensive mentoring. Trainees will then spend six months back in their home countries completing a funded practicum project related to research ethics. This training opportunity provides tuition, travel, housing, per diem allowance, and laptop computers for individual trainees.

– One-month intensive training opportunities in research ethics at Johns Hopkins University for two additional scholars, investigators, ethics committee members, or staff;

– One short-term training workshop in research ethics, held at the African institution, and co-taught by JHU and African faculty.

– Consultations between JHU faculty and senior officials in the African institution to address integration of research ethics into organizational structures for sustainability.

– Long-term mentorship of individuals who participate in the training program.

– Identification of networking opportunities for continued professional development within research ethics.

Institutional Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible institutions include universities, hospitals, non-governmental organizations and governmental institutions that fund, regulate, conduct, oversee, or provide training related to health research with human beings.

Institutions must be based in the African region of the World Health Organization (WHO). Please click here for country listings.

Institutions, selected trainees within institutions, and officials must be highly competent in English.

The last date for submitting application is July 15, 2011

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