South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI): Advanced Learning in International Health Research Ethics.
SARETI is a University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg) project, funded by the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health to offer advanced learning in health research ethics. The programme is aimed at scientists, members of Research Ethics Committees/IRBs, public health personnel, social scientists, philosophers, ethicists, health journalists, lawyers, and other professionals whose work impacts on health.
SARETI is an African programme in health ethics that offers modular, flexible and hands-on learning. Trainees are enabled to develop the expertise required to ensure that health research in Africa has the welfare of individuals and of communities as its primary focus. SARETI's educational programmes vary from one-week intensive short courses, to a three-week programme aimed at Research Ethics Committee members, offering a Masters programme (an MSocSci with majors in health research ethics).
SARETI announces the availability of scholarships that offer full financial support (travel, course fees, accommodation, stipends) for four Masters' degree students annually. The scholarships are available to professionals involved in health research ethics and health research and who are resident in Africa. Applications from self-funded or sponsored students are also welcome.
Applications for the 2014 programme (which starts in February 2014) are invited. The closing date for applications is Friday, 30 August 2013. For further information and application forms, visit SARETI’s website: http://sareti.ukzn.ac.za or contact:
Mrs Carla Pettit, School of Applied Human Sciences, College of Humanities, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag XO1, Scottsville 3209, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Tel: +27 33 260 6162; Fax: +27 33 260 5809; e-mail: email@example.com