Each course consists of 3 two week modules and a research assignment. The first course will run from October 2011 to December 2012. Ten mid career professionals (7 from South Africa and 3 from neighbouring African countries) interested in working in the field of research ethics will be awarded scholarships to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Ethics.
Specific Admission Requirements:
Prospective candidates must
§ Have a background indicating a significant interest in bioethics or research ethics.
§ Have a degree in health sciences, law, social sciences or the humanities, including philosophy & theology.
§ Submit a letter of support from their home institution demonstrating institutional support & explaining why the research ethics capacity-building of the applicant is important to the home institution.
§ Be computer literate, have internet access and be fluent in spoken and written English.
§ In keeping with South African guidelines for diversity in REC membership, gender and race will be considered in selecting trainees.
Preference will be given to
• Members of research ethics committees and regulatory agencies
• Mature midcareer professionals who have research ethics experience
Closing date for admissions: 22 July 2011