PAHO and OAS partner with University of Miami to offer online courses on good research practices and standards

11 Mar 2016

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) are partnering with the University of Miami's Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) to offer a series of online courses on research practices and standards, designed to promote high-quality, ethical, and high-impact research.

Courses are available free of charge to PAHO-OAS scholarship holders through University of Miami's CITI Program

Washington, D.C., 11 March 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) are partnering with the University of Miami's Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) to offer a series of online courses on research practices and standards, designed to promote high-quality, ethical, and high-impact research.

The courses are available free of charge to students holding scholarships sponsored by PAHO and the OAS in conjunction with the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB) and AMEXCID — CONACYT in Mexico. The partnership with CITI Program is designed to enhance the integrity and professionalism of investigators and staff conducting research.

The courses offered through the partnership cover topics ranging from research on human subjects and biosafety to conflicts of interest and administration of research. Course content was developed with input from more than 100 expert contributors and is based on high-quality, peer-reviewed, web-based materials in English, Spanish and Portuguese. PAHO is also developing new content tailored to PAHO-OAS scholarship holders, in conjunction with the EQUATOR Network, a leader in promoting research quality and transparency.

To date PAHO-OAS scholarships have been awarded to 183 students from 22 countries in the Americas to support master's and doctoral-level studies in Brazilian and Mexican universities. The new round of applications for the scholarships will open on March 15 for Mexican universities, and tentatively on May 16 for universities in Brazil.

For more information see: http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/conacyt.asp |

http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/brazil.asp

Courses offered by the University of Miami's CITI Program are available to non-PAHO-OAS scholarship holders as well, at a fee. Since 2000, more than 8.7 million CITI Program courses have been completed by participants from more than 3,000 institutions in over 50 countries. For more information see: www.citiprogram.org

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Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program), University of Miami

EQUATOR Network

PAHO Policy on Research for Health

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