Research Integrity & Ethics for Child Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Research Ethics Training Course
November 2020 - present
About the course
A vignette-based course for researchers who are conducting child research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) covering research integrity and ethics principles and practices, with a focus on high scientific integrity and adequate consideration of legal, academic, and social responsibilities when doing research with children.
Prepare participants for data collection conducted in home, school, and community settings
Develop essential knowledge of research integrity
Become aware of ethical considerations in studies involving children in LMICs
Discuss instances of ethical breaches and dilemmas, how to avoid them, and what to do when they do occur
The course has three major parts. The first covers definitions, guidelines, and applications of key concepts related to research integrity, research misconduct, and equitable international collaborations. The second part introduces key principles of human research ethics protocols and data protection as embedded within the research process of planning and implementing a study and processing its data. The third part is a group discussion around case vignettes that describe ethical breaches and dilemmas in the context of research with children living in low- and middle-income countries.
The course is delivered using asynchronous tutorials supported by quizzes and readings and synchronous case discussions, all of which focus on how to ensure children participating in research are treated with respect for their autonomy, privacy, and dignity from the point of recruitment to their exit from the study.
- The course updates participants’ knowledge of current standards in research integrity & ethics (e.g. ethics dumping).
- The course informs participants on how to ensure the highest standards of data privacy with regards to personal data, storage of research data, and handling of data breaches.
- The course allows participants to reflect on ethical dilemmas and challenges that they have encountered in the past.
TalkTogether researchers in action
TalkTogether researchers in India, Philippines, and Oxford
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