PEP Research Director in IDRC webinar on Contextualizing Research Ethics

October 22 | Online

PEP Research Director for Experimental Research, Dr. Maria Laura Alzua is one of three panellists discussing Contextualizing Research Ethics at this IDRC Webinar.

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is hosting a webinar on October 22 from 10:30 - 11:30 EDT to discuss Contextualizing Research Ethics: Challenges & Solutions in the Absence of Local Institutional Review Boards.

Ongoing debates on methods in development research speak to the importance of not only contextualized research approaches but also ethics approval processes. Projects funded by the IDRC are encouraged to seek research approval from local Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). But what happens when they don't exist?

You are invited to join this webinar featuring panellists from three IDRC-partners, including Dr. Maria Laura Alzua, PEP’s Research Director for Experimental Research, for a discussion on the importance of local ethics review processes, the challenges researchers and research participants face in the absence of local IRBs, and some of the solutions these IDRC partners have pursued. 

Dr. Alzua will discuss how PEP has created an internal Institutional Review Board to assess ethical considerations for PEP projects, and particularly those using experimental methodologies.

The other panelists are Dr. Niveen Abu-Rmeileh who works to promote and strengthen IRBs across the Eastern Mediterranean Middle East region in community public health and Dr. Elysée Nouvet who has created a toolbox developed with and for adults with limited literacy in Ebola-affected countries.

Dr. Arjan de Haan, interim Director of IDRC's Inclusive Economies program, will moderate the discussion.

Register to join this free, online event.
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