This course was developed for training of members of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) on emerging and complex research study designs. The overarching goals of this course are; 1) to provide a brief but detailed overview of the study design; and 2) to identify areas of study designs that REC members need to pay critical attention to during the review and monitoring of research studies. Successful completion of training on this course will to ensure that members of RECs are equipped with skills and tools to provide thorough ethical reviews of research protocols with emerging and complex study designs in compliance to international ethical standards. It is noteworthy that training on this curriculum is not intended to produce a scientific area content expert on any given study design therein, but to inform and sensitize REC members on the vital aspects of the included study designs and to point out areas of focus during the REC review. This will enable REC members to conduct efficient and effective review of research protocols with the study designs covered herein and providing researchers with timely and high-quality responses.
Purpose of the course
The course aims to equip members of Research Ethics Committees with skills and tools to provide thorough ethical reviews of research protocols with conventional complex and emerging study designs in compliance to local and international ethical standards.
- To describe the basic principles of different emerging and complex study designs
- To understand the key design issues with each of the emerging and complex study designs
- To understand ethics considerations for each of the emerging and complex study designs
- To objectively review protocols with emerging and complex study designs
Course RoadmapThis is an online self-paced training. There are 10 sessions to be covered. Each session has reflection prompts to assess understanding of the content covered.
- Pre-training and post training assessments will be used to evaluate the impact of the training.