According to the national as well as international guidelines on the conduct of research, all research involving human participants should be conducted in a manner respecting the safety, wellbeing and rights of participants. Cognizant to these principles, AHRI has a longstanding practice of providing in-house training on research ethics for different stakeholders throughout the Country including post-graduate students, new and existing IRB members to build capacity as well as ensure the conduct of scientifically and ethically sound research.
AHRI has conduct a three days training on research ethics from September 28 to 30, 2016 to post-graduate students affiliated to AHRI and researchers (AHRI/Emory fellows) who were working in the Institute; covering a span of selected topics on research ethics, including (overviews of research ethics and philosophical theories, vulnerability in research, ethical issues in genetic studies, biobanks and data sharing, remunerations during research conduct, roles and responsibilities IRBs and publication ethics and research Integrity.
Dr. Taye Tolera, Director General of AHRI, opened the session with a remark and welcoming speech. A total of 20 participants participated on the training. Performance of participants was evaluated with pre- and post-training assessments that improved from 77% (range: 68.5 – 87.5) to 86% (range: 60-100). All participants were given a certificate of completion signed by AHRI’s Director General and the training was carried out successfully.