Scaling Up Research Ethics and Research Integrity (SURER) Project

Scaling Up Research Ethics and Research Integrity (SURER) Project is a response to the identified need of building capacity for mentored Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Research/Scientific Integrity (RSI), Conflicts of Interest (CoI), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Safe Working and Sexual Harassment free Environment (SWSHE) for ethical and safe research environments that go beyond “informed consent” in Nigeria.

The SURER Project implements a multi-institutional collaboration to develop RCR, RSI, CoI, DEI, and SWSHE training programs for researchers in Nigeria. Graduates of the training program become Research Integrity Officers for their institutions and complete training practicums that lead to development of their institutional Research Integrity Units (RIU).

SURER Objectives

   Implement novel hybrid MSc Bioethics in RCR and RSI for Research Integrity Officers

   Establish Research Integrity Units in the Research Management Offices

   Implement Standard Operating Procedures for the Research Integrity Units

   Conduct short-term/medium-term training and e-mentoring in RCR, RSI, CoI, DEI, and SWSHE

   Advocate and build public and professional awareness of RCR, RSI, CoI, DEI, and SWSHE in Nigeria


Conflict of Interest

This course discusses the PHS regulations on financial conflicts of interest and an investigator’s responsibilities relating to the disclosure of “Significant Financial Interests.”

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Responsible Conduct of Research

This course covers the core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research.

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Research and Scientific Integrity

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to practical issues in research ethics and scientific integrity.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This course presents policies and programs that promote the representation and participation of different groups of individuals.

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Safe Working and Sexual Harassment-free Environment

This course examines how providing a work environment free from sexual harassment can be constructed from the general obligations that apply with respect to maintaining and ensuring a healthy and safe work environment.

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