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Understanding Research Ethics in Haiti: An Exploratory Study


Leogane, Haiti


May 15, 2016 - August 15, 2016

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For the past 20 years, the NIH and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) have strived to develop best practices for Research Ethics (RE), Research Integrity (RI), and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. Since 2009, RE and RCR training has been mandatory for universities receiving NIH and NSF research funding. It is advantageous for faculty, students, and staff to have an understanding of the current and emerging research ethics landscape for current and future collaborations. To explore this topic, this study focused on the students, staff, and alumni from La Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de Léogane (FSIL), the only four year nursing school in Haiti, to define what RE is in the Haitian context. The information collected during this time will help to develop a culturally competent and relevant RCR training for researchers at FSIL.

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