Our Background

International research ethics:
International research ethics is the ethics that aims at enhancement of ethical conduct of research with a focus on the interplay of national and international best practices while employing national and international guidelines and regulations that govern research ethics.
The curriculum is enriched with both medical/clinical ethics and research ethics which are interdisciplinary and essential for all practitioners in health and research. Hence it is a cross cutting specialization that can be taken up by any practitioner or researcher of any health related discipline or speciality interested in world class international research and or practice.

Target population and Career path:
The targeted groups for training in international research ethics include members of institutional review committees (IRC) from the region and Uganda itself which has more than 10 IRCs and each having more than 10 members; the many researchers whose numbers are ever increasing across the country and the entire continent who need either short term or long term training; research administrators; medical practitioners; as well as those in the African region. The career path for graduates of this program is broad and one of many options since they may choose to pursue academic careers as researchers and/or educators in research ethics, research administrators and IRC administrators. Others may remain as practitioners in clinical, public health or other fields of health in which international research ethics is required. For example the rapidly changing clinical practice because of international or global health developments with organ transplantation, aging, emergence medicine, end of life care issues, cloning and personalized medicine are challenges that will need practitioners who well informed in international research ethics.