Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics
Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) is the annual workshop hosted by the Indiana University – Moi University Academic Research Ethics partnership (IU-Moi AREP). TaSkR is an opportunity for faculty and students who work in an international setting to learn pedagogical methods and to acquire skills for teaching international research ethics. The expert faculty uses a wide range of teaching styles, including group work, panel discussions, case studies, and problem-based learning.
TaSkR V - Indianapolis
The fifth annual Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) Workshop will be holding April 17-19, 2013 at the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, 410 W. 10th Street, Room 1110, Indianapolis, IN 46202. TaSkR is part of the Indiana University-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership (IU-Moi AREP), a program supported by a recently renewed 5-year grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health. The workshop is an annual highlight of IU-Moi AREP and is designed to build research ethics capacity at both universities.
Consistent with the goals of previous workshops, TaSkR V is designed so participants can learn pedagogical methods and skills for teaching international research ethics. Typical participants have been faculty and students involved (or intending to become involved) in teaching and mentoring students in international research settings.
The theme for this year is "Individuality, Community, and Personhood in International Research Ethics: The African Context." In addition to being relevant to the work of researchers at both universities, this theme has implications for such issues as informed consent, community engagement, privacy, and perception of risk and harm. Speakers presenting on the theme will include Segun Gbadegesin (Howard University), Issac Mwase (Tuskeegee University National Center for Bioethics 2004-2008, National Cancer Institute 2008-2010), Joseph Kahiga (Moi University), and Rachel Vreeman (indiana University).
TaSkR V Photos
TaSkR V resources can be found here.
TaSkR III - Indianapolis
The third annual Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) workshop was held April 12-14, 2011 in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, room 1110.
This workshop focused primarily on the ethics of research involving human subjects—both behavioral and biomedical—conducted in an international forum, as well as developing stronger pedagogical skills.
The workshop was attended by over 40 participants plus faculty facilitators. Participants included faculty who teach within the broad domain of international research ethics, whether this is in the classroom, through lectures, or mentoring students, fellows, and post-docs. Attendees included faculty who teach in medicine, public health, behavioral science, and a number of liberal arts subjects. Guest speakers included: Henk ten Have (University of Duquesne) Peter Schwartz (Indiana University), Margaret Gaffney (Indiana University), Edwin Were (Moi University), Kenneth Goodman (University of Miami), Martin Were (Indiana University), Charles Rotimi (National Institutes of Health), and David Ayuku (Moi University). We will be joined by Joseph Ali (Johns Hopkins University), Ross Upshur (University of Toronto), Henry Silverman (University of Maryland), and Solomon Benatar (University of Toronto, University of Cape Town). TaSkR also included an African Fogarty Director’s Roundtable discussion. We hope this discussion will lead to mutual problem solving strategies and enhance collaboration between the African Fogarty Directors.
TaSkR III Photos
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TaSkR II - Eldoret
The Second TaSkR Workshop was successfully held February 3rd - 5th, 2010 in Nakuru, Kenya. This workshop was attended by 25 participants and faculty facilitators from both Moi University and Indiana University. The faculty facilitators were from various disciplines; medicine, reproductive health, public health, behavioral science, religious studies, medical education, anthropology, health services research, sociology, bioethics, and linguistics.
TaSkR II Photos
TaSkR I - Indianapolis
The IU-Moi Academic Research Ethics Partnership hosted the inaugural Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics ("TaSkR") workshop in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 19 – 21, 2009. This workshop brought together faculty and students involved (or intending to be involved) in teaching and mentoring students in international research settings. Led by experts in international research ethics, the two and a half day workshop incorporated different pedagogical approaches while also providing content expertise to build international research ethics teaching skills and knowledge.