Research Ethics: an Introduction

  • LocationHome
  • Duration3 weeks, 14 hrs / wk
  • Starting moment4 November 2024
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Teaching methodOnline
  • CertificationCertificate
  • Price€515
  • ECTS1.5 EC

Research Ethics: an Introduction

There’s never a shortage of questions; it’s the answers that are harder to determine. For example, what type of consent is appropriate for biobanking research? When are the risks and benefits of research appropriately balanced? What special protection mechanisms are needed to include “vulnerable” study populations? How can we ensure scientific integrity in research? During this course, you will tackle these and other issues, while learning to apply theoretical insights to recent cases.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Discern the morally salient dimensions of a research project, and come to a well-considered judgment about the acceptability of such a project
  • Reflect on moral dilemmas for researchers and Research Ethics Committees, and be able to systematically analyze such dilemmas
  • Weigh the various arguments involved, and work towards a well-reasoned position or decision

Target Group

Our courses are aimed at clinical researchers, nurses, general practitioners, and other health professionals who want to improve their skills in epidemiology, statistics and (clinical) research.

Research Ethics: an Introduction (online)

3 weeks, 14 hours per week


Please note, even though you can manage your own time our courses are not intended as individual education. By learning together you will gain depth in your learning process, which is very important. Therefore flexibility from students, a positive attitude towards teachers and peers and the willingness to learn together and help each other is invaluable to our courses

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MSc Epidemiology Educational Office

+31 (0)88 75 69710