Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR)

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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), a program supported by a recently renewed 5-year grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health. This annual IU-Moi AREP highlight is designed to build research ethics capacity at both universities.

  • Overall Objective: Enable participants to learn pedagogical methods and acquire skills for teaching international research ethics. 
  • Learners: Faculty and students involved (or intending to become involved) in teaching and mentoring students in international research settings.
  • Teachers: Experts in international research ethics, including those from other Fogarty-funded programs. 

Different Pedagogical approaches are used including lectures and case studies built in to TaSkR, which presents opportunities for “teachable moments."

TaSkR VII - Indianapolis



The 7th Annual TaSkR Workshop will be held in Indianapolis from April 15 – 17, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. We expect many participants from across the university and community, including many international experts. The workshop is free to attend, but you are requested to register by April 8, 2015. There are a limited number of spots available on a "first come, first served" basis, so you are encouraged to register early.



Workshop Sessions

Session 1 Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Research

       Regulatory Aspects of Approval of Research under Conditions of Epidemics

       Ethical Aspects of Research involving Human Subjects

       Ethics of Clinical Trial Design

       Mock IRB Review

Session 2 – Public Health Surveillance and Clinical Care 

Public Health Surveillance Methods

House of Commons Debate

Session 3 – Tools and Techniques 

Funding and Humanitarian Action

Teaching and Training: Problem Based Learning; Short Courses; Needs, Methods and New Ideas

Scientific Communication

Health Information and Translational Sciences Building (HITS), Room 1110

Indianapolis, IN 46202

For more information, or if you have any questions contact our program manager at


TaSkR VI - Eldoret

February 19-21, 2014

Theme: Genomics and Biobanking

Sirikwa Hotel, Eldoret KE


TaSkR V - Indianapolis

April 19-21, 2013

TaSkR IV - Eldoret

February 1-3, 2012

TaSkR III - Indianapolis

April 12-14, 2011

TaSkR II - Nakuru

February 3-5, 2010

TaSkR I - Indianapolis

April 19-21, 2009


Support for the development of these workshops is provided by grant #R25TW006070-05 from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health.

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