The ARUA CoE Identities through the UKRI-SCaRPE-A project has conducted training workshops to build the capacity of researchers in research. On December 7, 2022, Cohort II Early Career Researchers (ECRs) under the project had their final workshop session on research ethics. The first cohort of ECRs concluded their workshop sessions in July this year. Altogether, 19 ECRs from six universities in five African countries have received capacity building in research ethics.
These research ethics workshop sessions have been conducted by Prof. Eunice Kamara, Moi University and Dr. Sharon Omotoso, University of Ibadan who are both research ethics experts on the SCaRPE-A team.
Capacity building workshops are a major component of the UKRI-SCaRPE-A Project under which Early Career Researchers are being supported with funding, mentorship and capacity building training. Training in research ethics is to ensure the researchers are able to implement research ethical principles while conducting research thus improving the quality of their research outputs.
ECRs will also have workshops on research methodology, research uptake, safeguarding, and among others throughout their one year projects under the SCaRPE-A.