Collaboration for Global Scholarship: Teaching Responsible Conduct of Research through an Undergraduate Project in Two Countries

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150658
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Presentation
Title:
Collaboration for Global Scholarship: Teaching Responsible Conduct of Research through an Undergraduate Project in Two Countries
Abstract:
Collaboration for Global Scholarship: Teaching Responsible Conduct of Research through an Undergraduate Project in Two Countries
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Buckner, Ellen B., DSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alabama at Birmingham
Title:Professor and Coordinator of Honors in Nursing
Co-Authors:Sylvia Muthoni Waweru, BSN and Annette Reynolds, MPS, RN, ATR-BC
[Research Presentation] Students interested in international study rarely have the opportunity to complete undergraduate research. This case study explores collaborative steps taken for protection of research participants in an undergraduate honors project conducted in two countries. Faculty members integrate concepts of research, ethics, health and nursing into the approval process which are instrumental in facilitating student experiences cross-culturally. Protection of human participants in research requires submitting planned studies for review by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The student-investigator prepares the application describing the study in lay language, establishing precautions for participant safety, and specifying procedures for recruitment, consent, data collection, and data management. The faculty member assists in negotiating the relationship with the IRB and supervising protocol development. An example international study conducted by an undergraduate is presented in which issues in protection of human participants in the research were extensive. The project was divided into two phases to enhance feasibility. Full review for the international component required collaborating with an institution holding a federal-wide assurance (FWA). International co-investigators and collaborators completed online research training and administrative heads of the clinical agencies provided support letters for the project. It was necessary to provide for an advocate and community consultant, translate consents/assents, and identify the legally authorized representative for the participants who were children. Provision for follow-up of participants who demonstrated at-risk scores on measures was included in the protocol. Approval required a full year, during which time the student worked with the WHO Collaborating Center at the UAB School of Nursing and the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health to obtain permission and funding for international travel to conduct the project. In an era of growing interest in cross-cultural scholarship, such faculty roles are absolutely critical to the success of the research and the development of skills in global collaboration by students.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaboration for Global Scholarship: Teaching Responsible Conduct of Research through an Undergraduate Project in Two Countriesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150658-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collaboration for Global Scholarship: Teaching Responsible Conduct of Research through an Undergraduate Project in Two Countries</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Buckner, Ellen B., DSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alabama at Birmingham</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Coordinator of Honors in Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bucknere@uab.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sylvia Muthoni Waweru, BSN and Annette Reynolds, MPS, RN, ATR-BC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Students interested in international study rarely have the opportunity to complete undergraduate research. This case study explores collaborative steps taken for protection of research participants in an undergraduate honors project conducted in two countries. Faculty members integrate concepts of research, ethics, health and nursing into the approval process which are instrumental in facilitating student experiences cross-culturally. Protection of human participants in research requires submitting planned studies for review by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The student-investigator prepares the application describing the study in lay language, establishing precautions for participant safety, and specifying procedures for recruitment, consent, data collection, and data management. The faculty member assists in negotiating the relationship with the IRB and supervising protocol development. An example international study conducted by an undergraduate is presented in which issues in protection of human participants in the research were extensive. The project was divided into two phases to enhance feasibility. Full review for the international component required collaborating with an institution holding a federal-wide assurance (FWA). International co-investigators and collaborators completed online research training and administrative heads of the clinical agencies provided support letters for the project. It was necessary to provide for an advocate and community consultant, translate consents/assents, and identify the legally authorized representative for the participants who were children. Provision for follow-up of participants who demonstrated at-risk scores on measures was included in the protocol. Approval required a full year, during which time the student worked with the WHO Collaborating Center at the UAB School of Nursing and the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health to obtain permission and funding for international travel to conduct the project. In an era of growing interest in cross-cultural scholarship, such faculty roles are absolutely critical to the success of the research and the development of skills in global collaboration by students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:39:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:39:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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