The UMB "Sustained Research Ethics Training and Capacity Building Program in Nigeria" (STRETCH) Program builds on the outstanding work done in the last 6 years in developing a health research ethics system for Nigeria and other West African countries. The preliminary work which focused on general research ethics capacity building and improvement of awareness of health research ethics will be consolidated into a program that elevates the standard of research ethics review in Nigeria to cover research in vulnerable populations and special circumstances. Specific guidelines will be developed and training in implementing these guidelines will be provided. Innovations in this project include targeted recruitment of women and Muslim scholars in order to improve their representation in the global bioethics discourse, training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and embedding research ethics students'projects within ongoing research and prevention programs.

Public Health Relevance

The UMB Sustained Research Ethics Training and Capacity Building Program in Nigeria (STRETCH) Program builds on previously funded ethics capacity building project in West Africa to advance the quality of research ethics review particularly with respect to research among vulnerable populations. It also expands training in responsible conduct of research for biomedical researchers in Nigeria.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
5R25TW007091-10
Application #
8664955
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-HDM-B (55))
Program Officer
Sina, Barbara J
Project Start
2004-07-01
Project End
2016-05-31
Budget Start
2014-06-01
Budget End
2015-05-31
Support Year
10
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$242,500
Indirect Cost
$16,023
Name
University of Maryland Baltimore
Department
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
188435911
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
21201
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