Research Ethics for Social Science and Public Health Research

Organisers: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
Host: Prof Dr Surinder Jaswal, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Date and time: April 18-23, 2016 | Full day
Venue: Conference Hall, Main Campus, Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai
Course Director (invited by TISS): Dr Amar Jesani, Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics; and Member, Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Mumbai


  1. Dr.Amar Jesani, MBBS, Independent Researchers and Consultant, Pubic Health and Bioethics, Mumbai; and Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME)
  2. Dr.Sunita Sheel Bandewar, PhD (Anthropology) and Masters in Bioethics (Toronto, Canada), Independent Researcher, Pune; Working Editor, IJME
  3. Prof. Srijit Mishra, PhD, Development Economist; Director, Nabakrushna Centre for Development Studies (ICSSR Research Centre), Bhubaneshwar
  4. Prof. Mala Ramanathan, PhD, Masters in Medical Anthropology, Bioethics (Harvard), AMCHSS, SCTIMST, Trivandrum; Working Editor, IJME; Member Secretary, IEC

Goal: To enable participants to identify and apply the methods of ethical reasoning to social science and health research


  • To understand the variations in approaches to research in social science disciplines and Public Health; and the ethical challenges related to them;
  • To learn to use ethical reasoning to meet the challenges posed by social science and public health research;
  • To become aware of the existing national and international guidance / guidelines on research

Learning methods: Adult learning, interactive method (number of participants restricted to 30); skill building through ethics case studies, short video/film viewing; role play; and short, focused presentations

Course participants: Faculty, research scholars and post-gradudate students from across difference schools, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. About 35 participants including a good number of faculty members actively participated in the workshop. Certificates were issued for completing the course

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