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Research Ethics


This two-hour workshop introduces students to new, essential skills for research with human subjects at universities and research centers in the EU, UK, North America, and Asia.

Most international research centers require that researchers have study protocols approved by an “institutional review board” or “research ethics committee” before the study begins.

The workshop trains students in the skills to understand and apply for review.
These skills are necessary for research careers and collaboration with colleagues at universities abroad, for publication in journals, and to receive research funding.

Who is the course addressed to?
The workshop is appropriate for junior and senior researchers/ PhD students planning a research career in the social, biomedical, materials, or data sciences, including economics, engineering, and psychology.
The workshop will include lectures and participant discussion.
The workshop will be in (American) English.


Learning goals

Students will learn:
• the history and origins of the research review
• research methods that require review
• how to create and submit a successful application, including categories of review and application requirements
• legal and ethical definitions of data privacy, risk, and consent
• specially protected groups, including minors and people with disabilities
• legal and ethical guidelines for recruitment, compensation, and post-study follow-up
• further resources for information and guidance after the workshop

Instructor bio:
Dr Laura Stark is Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University (USA). Dr. Stark is a researcher and expert in the legal and ethical dimensions of research with human subjects. Dr. received a PhD from Princeton University and held postdoctoral fellowships at Northwestern University and the US National Institutes of Health. She is the author of the book, Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research (2012, University of Chicago Press), as well as the author of more than two dozen articles on the legal and ethical dimensions of human-subjects research.
Type of course Continuing Education Courses
Code CZV_KDV_116
ISCED-F Philosophy and ethics
Duration in weeks 1
Scheduled hours 2
Entry requirements Master
Type of financing Z vlastních prostředků vysoké školy/fakulty (mimo operační programy EU)
Purpose of course jiný účel
Intended for Students
Accreditation Bez akreditace
Coordinating department Vice-Rector for Science and Research
Coordinator Prof. Mgr. Jana Kukutschová, Ph.D.
Course Administrator Ing. Lucie Hofrichterová
Language of instruction English
With certification no