You asked, we delivered! That’s right, due to popular demand BU has invested in an online research ethics training course. The course is mainly for post graduate research (PGR) students and academic staff. The course covers standard practice and recent changes in universities’ ethics relating to research that investigates people and their data. The course applies, for example, to the healthcare disciplines, to natural and social sciences, education and welfare services, humanities, law and media studies. Ethics standards apply very generally across many topics, methods and disciplines of research. This course has used several health research examples, because the ethics questions tend to stand out clearly in health research. Viewers working in other disciplines are invited to consider how the same questions apply to their own research.
The aims of the course are to help you to:
- understand and use the frameworks and basic tools in research ethics debates
- explain and justify your decisions about research ethics
- know about resources for extending and updating your knowledge of ethics.
Please keep an eye on the blog for more information regarding when the course will go live. The course will be accessible via myBU.