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Division of Medical Ethics Research 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, part of NYU Langone’s Division of Medical Ethics, is a collaborative endeavor between the two universities. It is funded by an International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award (1-R25-TW-010886-01) from the Fogarty International Center, 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 a fellowship program in research integrity, which will be offered to 24 researchers in cohorts of 8 over the course of 3 years, 6 of whom will be selected to complete a master’s degree in bioethics at NYU. This training provides the foundation for establishing a sustainable master’s program in bioethics at the University of Ghana School of Public Health. 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.

The inaugural cohort of fellows begin their training in 2019. 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

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

Amos Laar, PhD
University of Ghana School of Public Health

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

Bernard Friedland, BChD, MSc, JD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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

Rosamond Rhodes, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

External Evaluator

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