Exploring the Emerging Concept of "Social Responsibility of the Global Health Researcher" Through Interactive Video

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  • Duke Global Health Institute

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  • DGHI

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Exploring the Emerging Concept of "Social Responsibility of the Global Health Researcher" Through Interactive Video

In the United States, training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) is required for most global health researchers. As low-and middle-income countries develop their own research protocols and portfolios, RCR and research ethics training are increasingly central to this process. In collaboration with faculty, staff, and students of the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, I have developed a series of five 5-minute research ethics training videos, available here. The scripts for these video scenarios are based on culturally relevant issues in research, identified during focus group discussions and interviews. Issues raised include community distrust of externally-funded research projects, power dynamics of collaborative research between US and Tanzania colleagues, and the broader social impact of research at the community level.