The APRU Global Health Working Group on Bioethics is offering a monthly informal discussion group on case studies in global health research ethics for faculty and students from all APRU member universities. During this one-hour session, we will begin with a very brief lecture on the topic of the month, given by one of the experts from our group. Following this, participants will move into small breakout rooms for about 30 minutes to discuss two case studies in order to see how the principles of health research ethics are applied in the real-world. Through the discussions participants will be able to broaden their views about these ethics topics and to share their experiences based on their countries.
To provide informal training in health research ethics for faculty and students at APRU member institutions to build capacity for ethical research
To strengthen infrastructure to support ethics training in medical and public health research
To provide an opportunity for faculty and students to interact with and learn from each other and bioethics experts from around the world
Outline the main principles that guide the ethical conduct of research with human subjects
Analyze real-world cases of ethical challenges in health research
Describe best practices in ethical health research and practice to protect human subjects
Date / Time
Cases to be Discussed
Aug. 4 at 6 pm (PDT)
Aug. 5 at 9 am (HK time)
What is health research?
4 and 7
Sep. 8 at 6 pm (PDT)
Sep. 9 at 9 am (HK time)
35 and 39
Oct. 6 at 6 pm (PDT)
Oct. 7 at 9 am (HK time)
25 and 26
Nov. 3 at 6 pm (PDT)
Nov. 4 at 9 am (HK time)
43 and 56
Dec. 1 at 5 pm (PST)
Dec. 2 at 9 am (HK time)
47 and 51
Materials We will be using the book Casebook on Ethical Issues in International Health Research, available for free online. This publication is the outcome of a project of the Secretariat of the Research Ethics Review Committee of the WHO and includes 64 case studies from real-world scenarios.
Participants should self-enroll in the Canvas course website to find the link to the book and other important information.
To join the Free Mini Certificate in Health Research Ethics for APRU Students, please see the details and register here.
APRU Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the APRU Global Health Monthly Health Research Ethics Case Studies Discussion Group are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees. APRU is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in the series.