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Principal Investigator: Dónal O’Mathúna, Ohio State University

Purpose

To gather empirical data to address questions about coherence between anticipated research ethics issues when humanitarian health research is planned/ethically reviewed compared to ethical issues experienced when research is conducted. A coherent strategy for post-research ethics analysis (PREA) is lacking and needed to facilitate debriefing of those involved to promote learning-from-experience. To develop a tool for PREA, we will gather data on researchers’/ethics review committees’ (ERC)/stakeholders’ experiences of ethical challenges in research implementation. Findings will become part of an open internet platform to facilitate learning and sharing, to help promote good ethical practice/develop ethics-training materials for humanitarian research.

Expected Outcomes

1. Systematic literature review to strengthen current evidence-base on ethical issues in health research in humanitarian settings
2. PREA tool and algorithm to enhance awareness and knowledge sharing on ethical issues among researchers/ERCs/stakeholders
3. Website to host knowledge sharing platform and PREA tool
4. Mobile application of PREA tool and algorithm
5. OpenAccess publications
6. Adaption and implementation of PREA tool and algorithm across different fields of health research, geographic areas and humanitarian crisis types

Project Website: www.preaportal.org

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Latest Updates

Research ethics and evidence for humanitarian health

Nov 2017

D. O'Mathúna and C. Siriwardhana contrubute to the Lancet's serience on health in humanitarian crises and explore some ethical issues in humanitarian research.

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Listen to the aims of the project

06 Nov 2017

The researchers in the PREA project discuss their aims and hopes for this project investigating research ethics as experienced by humanitarian researchers. Recorded during the PREA Researcher Training in Qualitative Research Methods held at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, during Humanitarian Evidence Week.

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Researching Ethics in Humanitarian Research

29 Sept 2017

Article By Dr. Dónal O’Mathúna in Humanitarian Health Ethics blog.

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Sept

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