The International Health Research Ethics Training (IHRET) program at Makerere University College of Health Sciences aims at producing trainees who will show leadership and significant contribution to improving standards and practice of research ethics to protect the safety and welfare of research participants. The program offers three levels of training which include Masters, Post graduate Diploma and short courses. The short courses include RCR which run for 3-5 days. The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course is one of the short courses that introduces trainees to a framework that involves application of established scientific, professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research.


Course objectives

At the end of this course, trainees should be able to become responsible investigators/researchers, identify, manage and prevent research misconduct.


Course outline

Introduction to RCR; Introduction to Professionalism and Ethics; Human subject’s protection and regulatory framework in Uganda; Humane handling of animal research subjects; Conflict of interest;

Responsible laboratory practices; Mentor-mentee relationships; Collaborative research (international, industry); Peer review; Research misconduct (including policies for handling misconduct); Community involvement during research in a low resource setting; Responsibility to society and environment; Responsible financial management; Data acquisition, management, sharing and ownership; Responsible authorship, publication and communication.


Target group

The Responsible Conduct of Research course is targeted at Researchers, Research administrators, Research assistants, Study coordinators, Graduate students and Student supervisors. Certificates will only be awarded to participants with 80% attendance.


Course fee:

A subsidized fee of 100,000/= + 2,500 for Bank charges, or 40USD is payable. The course fee will cater for meals and Refreshments during the training period.


Payment & Registration procedure:

Payment for the course should be made to Makerere University College of Health Sciences Research account whose details are shown below:

Bank Name and Address: Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd, Corporate branch- Crested Towers

Account Name: Makerere University College of Health Sciences Research

Account Number: 9030005655047- Uganda shillings


Dollar Currency

Bank Name and Address: Standard Chartered Bank

Account name: MAK CHS NIH

Account number: 8705613993904 Dollar currency

Please Note: After banking, take the deposit slip to the College Accounts Office to issue you with a receipt to be given to Miriam Musazi, Department of anatomy, Bioethics Centre, Room C4, Mob: +256 782 363 996/ +256 701 363 996, Email:


Deadline for registration: 31st March 2017. NB. Only those who will have paid by this date will be considered for the course.


Venue: The training will take place at Makerere University College of Health Sciences’ Conference Room1

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 08:00 to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 17:00