How can we ensure that participants give their genuinely informed consent? What should be provided to control groups during clinical trials? How can we weigh the risks and benefits of various studies? How can we ensure scientific integrity in research? When should we conduct research with vulnerable populations, such as children and people in low- and middle-income countries? How should we interpret the Tuskegee syphilis study from a historical perspective?
There’s never a shortage of questions; it’s the answers that are harder to determine. For example, what type of consent is appropriate for biobanking research? When are the risks and benefits of research appropriately balanced? What special protection mechanisms are needed to include “vulnerable” study populations? How can we ensure scientific integrity in research? During this course, you will tackle these and other issues, while learning to apply theoretical insights to recent cases.
Research Ethics has been accredited by ABAN (KNMG) with 15 credits.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Discern the morally salient dimensions of a research project, and come to a well-considered judgment about the acceptability of such a project
- Reflect on moral dilemmas for researchers and Research Ethics Committees, and be able to systematically analyze such dilemmas
- Weigh the various arguments involved, and work towards a well-reasoned position or decision
Rieke van der Graaf MSc PhD
Rieke van der Graaf is lecturer of the core course Research Ethics: an Introduction.
More information about dr. R. van der Graaf can be found here
Frank Huisman PhD
Frank Huisman is lecturer of the core course Research Ethics: an Introduction.
More information about prof. dr. F. G. Huisman can be found here
Hans van Delden MD PhD
Hans van Delden is lecturer of the core course Research Ethics: an Introduction
More information on prof. dr. J.J.M can Delden can be found here