The Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI), directed by Celia B. Fisher, 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. RETI is Drug Abuse funded program (NIDA #1 R25 DA031608-01).

The HIV/AIDS pandemic has brought global attention to the ethical challenges of conducting research involving socially vulnerable participants. Such challenges require not only ethical deliberation but also an empirical evidentiary basis for research ethics policies and practices.

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This need has been addressed through the Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, a National Institute on Drug Abuse funded program (NIDA #R25DA031608) directed by Celia B. Fisher, that trains and funds early career scientists in designing and implementing empirical studies to inform the responsible conduct of HIV and drug abuse prevention research. The Institute also provides online global resources to facilitate the ability of faculty in graduate and post-graduate training units across the globe to mentor and teach HIV/drug abuse prevention research ethics. Our online platforms include downloadable faculty PowerPoints and video lectures, podcasts and the educational modules on contemporary research ethics challenges appearing on this website.

Please use the navigation menu at the top of this page to view our online resources including faculty lectures, teaching modules, the Ethics & Society blog, and more information about the HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute.