THIS LIST IDENTIFIES Web-based, international instructional tools in the ethics of human
subjects research, the responsible conduct of research (RCR), good clinical
practice (GCP) and other topics. It does not include online masters’ degree
programs, webinars or time/date-specific training. Information includes program
title, geographic or political scope, languages, a brief description, the url and
whether registration or payment are required. Corrections, suggestions and
additions are welcome. Please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics for Central and Eastern Europe
(Regional, Central and Eastern Europe)
Lithuanian, Romanian-Moldovan
This collaboration by Union Graduate College (USA) and Vilnius University (Lithuania) offers graduate courses in International Bioethics and International Research Ethics.
http://researchethicseurope.com

African Malaria Network Trust
(Regional, Africa)
English
This “web-based health research ethics training programme aims at providing the basic
understanding in biomedical research ethics.”
http://www.healthtraining.org/schools/daressalaam_amanet.php
(Registration required)

Bioeticaweb
(International)
Spanish
Course offers an “Introducción a la Ética de Investigación con Seres Humanos.”
http://www.bioeticaweb.com/content/view/4197/91/
(Registration required)

Boston University Online
(National, U.S.)
English
Offers basic training on study design, GCP and regulations.
http://www.bu.edu/online/programs/certificate-programs/clinical-investigation.html
(Registration required)

BRANY Institute for Research Education
(National, U.S.; International)
English
Offers training on research ethics.
http://BRANY.TrainingCampus.net
(Registration and fee required)

Canadian Counsel of Animal Protection
(National, Canada)
French
Offers basic training for laboratory animal research.
http://www.ccac.ca/fr_/education/pnfiua
(Registration required)

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
(National, Canada; International)
This course addresses ethics and professionalism for medical laboratory professionals.
http://www.csmls.org/CE/CE_course_details.cfm?ID=4658&&CFID=6835576-30697075
(Registration required)

Good Decision Making in Real Time: Practical Public Health Ethics for Local Health Officials
(National, U.S.; International)
English
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of County and City Health Officials have developed training to “provide public health professionals with tools and practical examples to address ethical challenges that commonly arise in the practice of public health.”
http://www.naccho.org/university/ethics/

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program
(National, U.S.; International)
Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), English, French (France and Francophone
Africa), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai (not all content
available in all languages)
The CITI Program provides a variety of research ethics and other courses.
https://www.citiprogram.org
(Registration required; institutional fee required for some content)

Columbia University
(National, U.S.; International)
English
Course provides a variety of RCR modules.
http://www.bioethicscolumbia.org/education/distance_learning.html

Elevate Online Academy
(International)
English
Offers online educational programs on research ethics, animal welfare and others. Research ethics course developed by Department of Medical Humanities of the Julius Center of the University Medical Center, Utrecht.
http://www.elevatehealth.eu//
(Registration and fee required)

Epigeum UK
(National, U.K.; International)
English
Offers online educational programs on research ethics and GCP.
http://www.epigeum.com/
(Registration and fee required)

FHI 360
(National, U.S.; International)
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Research ethics training for investigators and community representatives.
http://www.fhi.org/en/RH/Training/trainmat/ethicscurr/index.htm

Fundación Bioética
(National, Spain; International)
Spanish
Course provides and introduction to research ethics committees.
http://www.bioeticacs.org/?dst=curso_online
(Registration required)

Global Ethics Education Initiative (GEEI)
(Regional, Middle East; International)
English
Courses include good clinical practice, research ethics and public health ethics.
http://www.menareti.net/
(Registration required)

Global Health Trials
(International)
Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish (not all content
available in all languages)
Courses include good clinical practice, study design, consent and reporting adverse events.
http://globalhealthtrials.tghn.org/elearning/other-resources/
(Registration required)

Health Research Ethics Training Initiative in Egypt (HRETIE)
(National, Egypt)
English
Course seeks to “strengthen Egypt’s institutional training capacity in research ethics.”
http://www.estp.sci.eg/english/trainings/training_hretie
(Registration required)

KKS Network Coordination Centres for Clinical Trials
(Regional, Europe)
English and German
Offers online training courses on GCP.
http://www.kks-netzwerk.de/index,51,25,en,selten,x38hdt,,25.html
(Registration and fee required)

Medicine Online: Thieme
(National, Germany; International)
German
Offers case studies on clinical and research ethics.
http://www.thieme.de/viamedici/lernen/ethik/start.html

Monash University
(National, Australia)
English
Course intended to “assist members of a human research ethics committee” in Australia.
http://www.cems.monash.org/online-ethics-training-course.html
(Registration required)

National Center for Professional & Research Ethics
(National, U.S.)
English
Provides a variety of course-like online resources.
http://www.csl.uiuc.edu/ethics-center

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Department of Bioethics
(National, U.S.)
English
One NIH course is titled “Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research.”
http://www.bioethics.nih.gov/hsrc/

National Institutes of Health
(National, U.S.; International)
English, Spanish
Another NIH course is “Protecting Human Research Participants,” designed for
extramural research grantees.
http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php
(Registration required)

Office of Research Integrity
(National, U.S.)
English
A collection of research ethics courses and related materials funded by ORI.
http://ori.hhs.gov/education/products/rcr_humans.shtml
Cf. http://ori.hhs.gov/education/products/montana_round1/research_ethics.html

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
(National, U.S.; International)
English
he Ethical Oversight of Human Subjects Research Course addresses the roles of
research ethics committee or institutional review board members
https://www.primr.org/Conferences.aspx?id=8523&ekmensel=297ded8b_421_0_8523_1
(Registration required)

Santé et Services sociaux Québec
(National, Canada, Québec)
English, French
This course was “developed specifically for research ethics board (REB) members and
support staff who work in the institutions of the Québec health and social services
network.
http://ethique.msss.gouv.qc.ca/didacticiel/index.php?lang=fr_ca
(Requires registration)

Society of Clinical Research Associates
(National, U.S.)
English
Courses address FDA visits, IND/IDE processes and current Good Manufacturing
Practice. http://www.socra.org/html/education.htm
(Members only; registration required)

Training and Resources in Research Ethics Evaluation (TRREE)
(Regional, Africa; International)
English, French, German
TRREE focuses on internationally recognized ethical principles and integrates local
issues and perspectives from low- and middle-income countries.
http://elearning.trree.org/
(Registration required)

UNESCO
(Regional, Latin America, Caribbean; International)
Spanish
Red Bioética offers courses on basics for Latin American and Caribbean researchers
and research ethics committees members.
http://www.redbioetica-edu.com.ar/
(Registration required)

Unite for Sight
(International)
English
NGO promotes vision care and research in low-resource countries and regions.
http://www.uniteforsight.org/research-course/

University of Buenos Aires
(National, Argentina)
Spanish
One of module addresses research Ethics committees and general Research Ethics.
http://www.fmv-uba.org.ar/cp/detallecurso.asp?idcurso=242
(Requires registration and fee)

University of London, Infonetica Ltd.
(International)
Spanish
A GCP course.
http://www.onlinegcp.es/default.aspx?page=home

Universidad de Navarra
(National, Spain)
Spanish
Course’s goal is “Proporcionar una panorámica general de la ética de la investigación
biomedical …”
http://unav.es/posgrado/cursos-online/etica-de-la-investigacion

University of Oxford
(National, U.K.)
English
GCP course available only to employees at OU or institutions participating in OUsponsored
research.
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/ctrg/gcponline/registration/
(Registration required)

Other Resources

Estudios de casos sobre ética de la investigación internacional en salud / Casebook on Ethical Issues in International Health Research
(International)
Spanish, English
PAHO’s Regional Program on Bioethics has published Spanish and English version of a case-based research ethics training tool. Both are available online: English | Spanish.

Duke University Global Health Institute
(International)
English
Training resource for conducting scientific literature searches on HINARI, a program to
provide access to the biomedical literature in low-income countries.
http://hinaritraining.org

The Global Health Bioethics Network
(Africa, Asia)
English
The network, based in the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford, is a “programme to carry out ethics research and build ethics capacity across the Wellcome Trust’s Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs) in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand-Laos, and Viet Nam.”
http://www.ethox.org.uk/research-1/global-health-ethics/the-global-health-bioethics-network

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Updated 1 April 2014