Introduction to Research Ethics with Focus on Research Involving Adolescents and Youth
- Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Mumbai in collaboration with
- The Center of Excellence on Adolescents and Youth, Tata Institute of Social Sciences/ UNFPA
Host: Prof. Dr Shalini Bharat, Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Dates and Time: Sept 7, 8, 9, 2017 | 1000 am to 0530 pm
Venue: Room 602, Guest House, Old Campus, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Course Director and Curriculum development: Dr Sunita Sheel
- Dr Sunita Sheel Bandewar, FMES, IJME; Founding Trustee, Vidhayak Trust, Pune.
- Dr Amar Jesani, Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME)
- Prof Dr Shalini Bharat, Deputy Director (Acad.), Professor, Centre for Health & Social Sciences, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
- Prof Sujata Sriram, Dean, School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Goal: To enable participants to appreciate the salience of research ethics in upholding scientific integrity of research enterprise in general; and identify and apply the methods of ethical reasoning to social science research in health with special focus on adolescents and youth (A&Y).
- Introduce and orient participants to the concept of research ethics with focus on social science and health research involving A&Y, and its relevance to contemporary research.
- Strengthen capacity – knowledge and skills – of participants to understand and identify ethical issues in relation to research involving A&Y, and to appreciate salience of scientific integrity of research, promote and implement international standards.
- Strengthen understanding of specific concepts in research ethics (privacy, confidentiality, standard of care, informed consent process, collaborative research, publication ethics, and research integrity); and appreciate research ethics challenges specific to research designs, special groups with enhanced vulnerabilities; situational vulnerabilities in the context of research involving A&Y.
- To learn to use ethical reasoning to respond to aforesaid challenges posed by social science and health research; and enhance skills in operationalizing the research ethics principles in practice.
- Introduce and draw upon the key international and Indian ethics guidance in relation to research involving A&Y.
Learning method: Adult learning, interactive method, skill building through ethics case studies, short video/film viewing; and short, focused presentations
Course participants: Researchers from the host institute, NGOs and other academic institutes who have been involved in research with adolescents and youth constituencies