Research Ethics training designed and produced by the WHO

Research Ethics Online Training is adapted from an e-Learning course and resource package designed and produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Oxford University. Research is a vital ingredient for improved global health and scientifically sound and ethically appropriate research is especially important in resource-poor settings where the need for locally applicable research findings is so great. Therefore the WHO has very kindly granted permission for the adaption of this resource in a format and platform that is accessible to all.

This is a substantial course and each of the 14 areas addressed is available as an individual module. We recommend that you navigate the course in the order defined below. Each module varies in length but no module should take longer than 15 to 30 minutes to complete. When you exit a module the system will save your progress so you can continue from the same point when returning to the course.

The quiz for each module has been created by The Global Health Network to help you test your knowledge of the course material and to gain certification to demonstrate that you have successfully completed the entire course. Each quiz must be taken in order and we recommend that each quiz is taken directly after completing its associated module. A certificate will be issued on successful completion of all fourteen quiz sections (minimum of 80% required).

Information contributed by: University of the Free State