May 2, 2014

Principal Investigator(s): 
Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.

VU-Mozambique Collaborative Research Ethics Education Program (R25TW09722-04)
The VU-Collaborative Research Ethics Education (Formacao Colaborativa na Etica em Pesquisa, FoCEP) program will nurture a new generation of global health researchers from Mozambique in the ethical review of human participant research and the responsible conduct of research (RCR). This program will also strengthen the development and institutionalization of a system for ethical review of human research protocols in Mozambique's biomedical research institutions and newly developed Research Ethics Committees (REC). The present proposal has been developed in response to focused and carefully considered requests from the leadership of UEM and the Mozambican National Bioethics Committee for VUMC's assistance in developing national capacity for ethical review of human studies protocols and teaching research ethics to biomedical and public health investigators.