The Fordham HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is a training grant now in its tenth year sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (# 1R25DA031608-01, Principal Investigator, Dr. Celia B. Fisher, Director Center for Ethics Education). The RETI provides early career investigators in the social, behavioral, medical and public health fields with an opportunity to gain research ethics training. In doing so, RETI addresses the urgent need for HIV investigators who can identify and address ethical issues, engage drug using and other at-risk communities in the construction and evaluation of population sensitive research protections, and generate empirical data to inform ethical practice and policies for HIV prevention science.
Specifically, the HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute aims to:
- Expand fellows’ knowledge of and capacity to address key ethical issues in HIV prevention research with drug using and other at-risk communities
- Provide fellows with the skills to ethically engage participants and communities in the construction of participant protections that reflect the values and merit the trust of all stakeholders in HIV prevention research
- Increase fellows’ capacity to conduct research that will generate data to inform HIV prevention research practices and policies
- Create and sustain an information and communication network for fellows, faculty and others in the field for enhancing ethical knowledge, ethical dialogue and future professional collaborations in HIV prevention research ethics
Please feel free to contact the program administrator with any questions, or to discuss the institute in more detail.