Downloadable Research Ethics Courses

The Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics for Central and Eastern Europe, in an effort to make its course materials available to a wider audience, is formatting its three on-line course in Moodle, an open source e-learning software platform that can be used free of charge. The three courses are International Bioethics, International Research Ethics 1 (available in April 2012) and International Research Ethics 2 (available in July 2012).

In the near future, the Program will be making translated versions of selected course materials available in Russian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Georgian, and Serbian and Croatian.


Courses


International Bioethics

This course provides an overview of the historical and theoretical foundations of international bioethics. Topics include: the history and development of key international institutions, pivotal policies, theoretical frameworks informing international bioethics and research ethics, and case studies of specific topics in international bioethics.

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International Research Ethics 1

This course explores some of the prominent ethical, social, and legal issues in research ethics. Students learn to analyze individual cases, to use ethical principles and frameworks to make informed and reasoned judgements about the proper conduct of research, and to design and teach courses on the responsible conduct of research.

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International Research Ethics 2

A continuation of International Research Ethics 1, this course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to function on research ethics committees, to understand the legal and ethical complexities of contemporary research issues occurring in their home countries and institutions, and to develop practical approaches for dealing with urgent ethical issues in the local research environment.

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TRANSLATED COURSE MATERIALS


European Commission Directorate-General for Research. (2010)

European Textbook on Ethics in Research. Luxembourg. Publications Office of the European Union.

ENGLISH   |   GEORGIAN   |   LITHUANIAN   |   RUSSIAN   |   CROATIAN   |   SERBIAN   |   ROMANIAN

Syllabus on Ethics in Research. Addendum to the European Textbook on Ethics in Research.

ENGLISH   |   RUSSIAN


International Bioethics - Course Overview and Weekly Syllabi

LITHUANIAN   |   ROMANIAN-MOLDOVAN


International Research Ethics 1 - Course Overview and Weekly Syllabi

LITHUANIAN   |   ROMANIAN-MOLDOVAN


International Research Ethics 2 - Course Overview and Weekly Syllabi

LITHUANIAN   |   ROMANIAN-MOLDOVAN


Belmont Report

POLISH   |   RUSSIAN   |   UKRAINIAN   |   KOREAN


DOWNLOADING THE MOODLE E-LEARNING PLATFORM


moodle All courses are available for download in Moodle format. Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company.

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