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I work with the Johns Hopkins Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program (FABTP) and wanted to pass along an evaluation that came from three of our program directors/ research PIs.

A bit of background on our program, from the paper; "The Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program (FABTP) has offered a fully-funded, one-year, non-degree training opportunity in research ethics to health professionals, ethics committee members, scholars, journalists and scientists from countries across sub-Saharan Africa. In the first 9 years of operation, 28 trainees from 13 African countries have trained with FABTP."

The paper continues by evaluating the impact of FABTP trainees after the program's first nine years of operation:
Ali J, Hyder A, Kass N. "Research Ethics Capacity Development in Africa:Exploring a Model for Individual Success" Developing World Bioethics 2012;12:2, 55-62.

The abstract can also be found online through the hyperlink or on our website Here is the hyperlink:

We look forward to any comments and hope this paper may be helpful!


  • Susan Susan Bull 30 Jul 2012

    Hello Tara
    This is a very interesting paper - what a substantial impact your 28 trainees have had.
    Your abstract mentions that further research is needed to 'determine the relationships
    between age, sex, previous experience and training program outputs' - is any such further research planned at present?

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