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HIV Prevention and Drug Abuse Research Ethics Resources

The Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) has compiled a number of continuously-updated resources in HIV prevention and drug use research ethics for RETI participants, researchers, students, faculty and teachers, as well as the general public, including:

  • Downloadable RETI Faculty Lectures
    Our Downloadable RETI Faculty Lectures page provides access to lectures given by the faculty of the Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) in various formats including PDF and video.
  • Participant Perspectives on HIV/Drug Research Ethics
    Existing federal research regulations and ethical standards often fall short when investigators apply them to the study of vulnerable populations and marginalized communities. One such population is illicit drug users who are living with or at high risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS. In response to this serious ethical concern, the aim of this National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded research project (R01 DA015649) is to give individuals who use drugs and who are positive or at high risk for HIV/AIDS a voice (through focus groups, individual interviews, and surveys) in how drug and HIV/AIDS research is conducted within their communities. This research project (co-directed by Dr. Celia Fisher, Fordham University, and Dr. Merrill Singer, University of Connecticut) was conducted in collaboration with Housing Works, a New York City-based social service and advocacy group serving homeless individuals who are living with or at high risk for HIV/AIDS.
  • Research Ethics Scales and Measures
    The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education in partnership with the HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) provides continuously-updated evidence-based research ethics resources for investigators who wish to use scales and measures to study all aspects of research ethics, not limited to HIV prevention. 
  • HIV and Drug Abuse Research Ethics Bibliography
    Our continuously updated Selected Bibliography contains a list of articles and chapters on topics of HIV prevention, research ethics, and the links between HIV risk and drug use. This selected bibliography has been compiled by the Fordham Center for Ethics Education and faculty members affiliated with the Center's HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI).
  • Relevant Government and Organization Resources
    Please visit our Government Links and Resources page to view a list of governmental resources related to research, ethics, and HIV and drug abuse prevention. Links to Organizations related to HIV prevention, drug use, and research ethics are also provided.
  • Research Ethics Regulations and Guidelines
    View our Research Ethics Regulations and Guidelines page for national and international guidelines for the protection of participants in HIV and drug abuse prevention research.
  • NIH Funding Opportunities in HIV and Drug Use Research Ethics
  • Center for Ethics Education Research