December 4, 2012

The Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics for Central and Eastern Europe has released its third downloadable graduate-level course in international bioethics. International Research Ethics 2 provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to function on research ethics committees, to understand the legal and ethical complexities of contemporary research issues occurring in their home countries and institutions, and to develop practical approaches for dealing with urgent ethical issues in the local research environment. Anyone around the world wishing to provide bioethics education is welcome to review, adapt, use, and disseminate the course materials. Some course material has been translated into Lithuanian and the Romanian-Moldovan language; other materials are being translated into Croatian, Georgian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Russian, and Serbian. The Fogarty International Center supports the partnership between Union Graduate College of Mount Sinai School of Medicine (USA) and Vilnius University (Lithuania).