Standard ethical and legal frameworks do not seem to be well adapted to the requirements of public health researchers. A new, free, open-access, online module aims to provide basic training on the ethics of public health research involving humans, to help ensure that research meets the highest ethical standards and promotes the health and welfare of participants and local populations.
The new e-learning module – Public Health Research Ethics – is designed for people and organisations involved in planning, conducting, and evaluating research in public health. The module, supported by the Swiss School of Public Health + (SSPH+), is available in English and French.
Public health ethics is the newest topic offered by TRREE – Training and Resources in Research Ethics Evaluation. Other topics include Introduction to Research Ethics, Research Ethics Evaluation, Informed Consent, Good Clinical Practice, HIV Vaccine Trials, and Adolescent Involvement in HIV Prevention Trials.
As of the beginning of May 2017, more than 28,000 participants from 179 countries and territories around the world had registered for one of the TRREE self-learning modules.