A workshop organized by the University Community Services and Environmental Affairs Committee entitled “Introduction to Ethics and Qualitative Research” was held in cooperation with The Egyptian Knowledge Bank on Monday the 8th of July 2019. It was introduced by
Dr. Isabelle Nakhla, MD, MSC., PhD Clinical Research Scientist, NAMURU-3. The workshop aimed at introducing research ethics concepts of qualitative research to the leaders, staff members, and teaching assistants of the Humanitarian Sector faculties as well as the medical sector at the MIU. The workshop started with an introduction to general and guiding principles of research ethics and their applications, including the informed consent process, confidentiality and risk and benefits evaluation. The composition of the IRB, as well as the ethical problems of the qualitative research, were discussed. Finally, the importance of research ethics review was stressed, as it is an international requirement and MIU should be leading this field.
The workshop was attended by the Dean and Staff Members of the Faculty of Al Alsun and Mass Communication, as well as the teaching assistants of the Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine . The instructor was rated excellent by 58% of the participants, very good by 33% and good by 9%.