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Division of Medical Ethics Education NYU–University of Ghana Research Integrity Training Program

NYU–University of Ghana Research Integrity Training Program

The NYU–University of Ghana Research Integrity Training Program (NYU-UG RITP) is a collaborative endeavor between NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the University of Ghana. It is funded by an International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award (5R25TW010886) from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.

This program is designed to develop expertise related to research ethics, research integrity, and research governance in Ghana. It consists of the development and implementation of the NYU-UG Fellowship Program in Research Integrity, which is being offered to 30 researchers in cohorts of 10 over the course of 3 years, 6 of whom will be selected to complete master’s degrees in bioethics at the NYU Center for Bioethics. The fellowship builds research ethics and integrity capacity among a select group of Ghanaian researchers, enabling its graduates to play leadership roles on multinational research teams and in research governance.

In addition to the fellowship program, NYU-UG RITP established the first master’s degree program in bioethics in Ghana. The MSc degree in bioethics program at University of Ghana School of Public Health launched in 2022.

Our model is novel in that it goes beyond traditional research ethics issues concerning the protection of human subjects to address the broader set of issues incorporated in the concept of research integrity: research misconduct, conflict of interest, bias in research practice, authorship, and the need for reproducibility.

Principal Investigators

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD
Director, Division of Medical Ethics
The Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics, Department of Population Health
NYU Langone

Olugbenga G. Ogedegbe, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Population Health
The Dr. Adolph and Margaret Berger Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Department of Medicine
NYU Langone

Amos Laar, PhD, MPH, MA
Associate Professor of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
University of Ghana School of Public Health

Program Coordinator

Kyle Ferguson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Langone

Advisory Committee

Rev. John Appiah-Poku, MD
Chair, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Clement Adebamowo, MD, ScD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Joseph Ayee, PhD
University of Ghana

Rev. Andrews Seth Ayettey, MD, PhD
University of Ghana

Jon Merz, MBA, JD, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Rosamond Rhodes, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Henry Silverman, MD, MA
University of Maryland School of Medicine

External Evaluator

Henry Silverman, MD, MA
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Learn more about the Evaluation Report (May 31, 2022).