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Research Ethics Training Curriculum for Community Representatives

Training Topic



FHI's Office of International Research Ethics (OIRE) has developed a dynamic and innovative curriculum to empower community representatives through training and education to act as a competent voice for research participants worldwide. Developed and field-tested in eight countries, the Research Ethics Training Curriculum for Community Representatives (RETC-CR) helps community representatives to understand the research process and their roles and responsibilities as partners of the research team. The Curriculum also explains the corresponding roles and responsibilities of Ethics Committees/IRBs and Researchers. The RETC-CR addresses universal principles of research ethics, informed consent, ethics committees and other important issues.  The RETC-CR was recipient of The 2005 Distinguished Award of the Society for Technical Communication.


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Instructions / Notes

Components include:

Slides and text
Real-life case studies
Learning activities
Facilitator notes
Additional resources
Certificates of completion from OIRE 

The English version of the RETC-CR is available in print. CD-ROM and online versions are available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

The print and CD-ROM versions are available for sale to interested organizations.



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Created at 6/18/2010 1:40 PM by Villa, Christie M
Last modified at 8/12/2019 11:32 AM by Vu, Milan H