Indiana University-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership
The Indiana University-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership (IU-Moi AREP) is a curriculum development and training program, that builds on a longstanding partnerships between the Indiana University School of Medicine and Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. The program is funded by the NIH Fogarty International Center, and directed by Eric M. Meslin, Ph.D, (Indianapolis) and David Ayuku, Ph.D. (Eldoret).
Eric M. Meslin, PhD, Principal Investigator, Indiana University
David O. Ayuku, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator, Moi University
The program consists of:
- Master's Degree programs at both universities
- Annual “Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics” (TaSkR) workshops
- Short Courses offered as needed at each institution
Master’s Degrees in International Research Ethics
The program has developed two Master's degree programs, one at each institution. These graduate programs have common and overlapping components, joint advisory committees, shared dissemination plans and harmonized evaluation strategies. Both programs include a curriculum involving required core courses and electives and a practicum experience, part of which is taken at the counterpart university.
- MA in Philosophy, concentration in International Research Ethics – IUPUI
- MHSc. International Health Research Ethics – Moi University
Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) is an annual workshop convened that alternates between Indianapolis and Eldoret. TaSkR is an opportunity for faculty and students who work in an international setting to learn pedagogical methods and to acquire skills for teaching international research ethics. The expert faculty uses a wide range of teaching styles, including group work, panel discussions, case studies, and problem-based learning.
Health Informationa and Translational Sciences (HITS)
410 West 10TH Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Alfred Kirui, BSc., IU-Moi AREP Program Manager, Moi University
Meslin EM, Were E, Ayuku D. Some Experience Developing a Joint IRB between Moi University (Kenya) and Indiana University (USA). Open Peer Commentary, American Journal of Bioethics 2014; 14:
Fix J, Odell J, Sina B, Meslin EM, Goodman K, Upshur R. Bibliometric analysis of the trainee scholarship of the Fogarty
International Center’s International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award Journal of Empirical Research in Human Research Ethics (in press)
Meslin EM, Were E, Ayuku D. Taking Stock of the Ethical Foundations of International Health Research: Pragmatic Lessons from the IU-Moi Academic Research Ethics Partnership. Journal of General Internal Medicine (2013) 28:639-645 DOI: 10.1007/s11606-013-2456-7
Meslin EM .If Perfect Isn’t Possible, Is The Good “Good Enough?” Placebos, Post-Trial Provisions and the Politics of Helsinki. World Medical Journal 2013; 59: 185-187
Nderitu D, Shitemi N, Kamara E. Is there “Therapeutic Misconception” in HIV/AIDS and Clinical Research in Western Kenya? J AIDS Clin Res 2013, 4:7 DOI:10.4172/2155-6113.1000225
Mungiki: Wanjiku Expression of Self. A Chapter in a book entitled,“Wanjiku: A Kenyan socio-political Discourse” eds. Naomi L. Shitemi and Eunice Kamaara. Contact Zones Nairobi, Goethe Institut, Kenya, 2014
Nderitu, D., Knowledge is Virtue no more: The Case of Contemporary Kenyan ‘Educated’. A Chapter in a book
entitled, “Contemporary Issues in Philosophy, Religion and Theology” eds. J.K.
Kahiga and M. N. Wanyama. Eldoret:Utafiti Foundations, 2014
Wahome,M. P.N. & Nderitu, D., Ethical Implications in Medical Research. A Chapter in a book entitled, “Contemporary Issues in Philosophy, Religion and Theology” eds. J.K. Kahiga and M. N. Wanyama. Eldoret:Utafiti Foundations, 2014
Saxman S. Ethical Considerations for Outcome-adaptive Trial Designs: A Clinical Researcher’s Perspective. Bioethics (in press)