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Moi University MSc International Health Research Ethics Students Visit IUPUI


September 9, 2011

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The Indiana University – Moi University Academic Research Partnership (IU-Moi AREP) and the Indiana University Center for Bioethics are excited to welcome seven students from Moi University to Indianapolis during this fall semester.

The students will be completing their practicum experience as part of Moi’s MSc in International Health Research Ethics program. They are the first group of students to come to Indianapolis as part of our partnership. The students will be in Indianapolis from September 8th through October 22nd.

The practicum consists of two parts, core experiences and research activities.

The core experiences introduce students to research ethics and international relationships at IU. Six practicum environments have been identified for these experiences: Human Subjects and Institutional Review Boards; Conflict of Interest; Research Compliance; Research Ethics, Education, and Policy (REEP); AMPATH Program; and International Affairs.

In addition to the core experiences, the practicum includes the research activities. These activities provide students with opportunities to develop their Master’s thesis.

As part of the research activities, students will participate in a short course on qualitative research methods. They will also conduct formal interviews with IU IRB members and staff about IU’s research ethics policy and procedures, as well as with PIs about the construction of a research protocol. Individual topics include informed consent, participant selection, and risk analysis. Mentors have been assigned to each student to guide them in their projects.