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."



APRIL 15 - 17, 2015 

 The 7th Annual TaSkR Workshop will be held in Indianapolis from April 15 – 17, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year's theme is "Epidemic Ethics" and will focus on ethical, legal and social issues arising for researchers, practitioners, ethics review committees and policy makers. This multi-disciplinary workshop will include lectures, interactive presentations, panels, a Mock IRB review, team based learning, and an engaging House of Commons Debate featuring a local and regional expert, with participation from the audience. The workshop is free to attend. There are a limited number of spots available on a "first come, first served" basis, so you are encouraged to register early.


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

410 West 10th Street,

Indianapolis, IN 46202 



  General Workshop Format

 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

 Musings on Ethical Considerations for Adaptive Designs in Randomized Clinical Trials

 Mock IRB Review Session

  Session 2 – Population Health Surveillance and Clinical Care 

Public Health Strategies

Ethical and Practical Issues in Population Health Surveillance

Clinical Ethics and Ebola Virus Disease: Perspectives from an Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone

House of Commons Debate

  Session 3 - Tools, Techniques and Actions

       A. Scientific and Public Communication

       B. Teaching and Training Strategies

Needs, Methods and New Ideas

Short Course Development

Team Based learning

Session 4 - Ethical Responses to Epidemics: A Plenary Discussion

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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.

IU Center for Bioethics | 410 W. 10th St., Suite 3100 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Tel: 317-278-4034 | Fax: 317-278-4050