The Center for Bioethics and Research, Nigeria.

The Center for Bioethics and Research (CBR) which now includes the West African Bioethics Training Program (WAB) was established in 2004 through a grant from the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with overarching goal of buiding bioethics capacity in West Africa… 

Research Ethics Training

Our various training courses on Research Ethics will expose you to the following:

  • Protection of human participants in research
  • Biobanking and biorepository
  • Governance and sharing of data and samples
  • Community engagement

The courses have now been redesigned to make learning more user friendly and interesting for you.

Blended Diploma

The program comprises an online component with online lectures and discussion forum and weekend retreats where reviews and tests based on the online course content are held.
This program is generously funded by the United States’ National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Responsible Conduct of Research

This course is designed to inform you on the principles and practice of responsible conduct of research and it meet current United States guidelines for RCR training. This training is available in;

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Degree Programs

3-semester Postgraduate Bioethics programs in the University of Ibadan and University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Training for Ethics Committees

Training of Health Research Ethics Committees in Nigeria prior to their registration with NHREC

CITI Training

It is a free online bioethics training program. for you and a subscription service which WAB has collaborated with to provide research ethics education to all members of the research community

Meet the core members of staff

Here are the people driving day to day running  of the Center for Bioethics and Research (CBR).

  Volume 17 Issue 3

Key Articles in this issue;

  • The Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanities (DBMH) University of Ibadan.
  • Ratification of the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanities (DBMH) University of Ibadan.
  • MSc Bioethics (Research Ethics)
  •  Admission into M.Sc. Bioethics (RCR) degree at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Training in Protection of Human Participants in Research at University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • M.Sc. Bioethics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
  • MPH with Bioethics concentration at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
  • Onsite Training for Health Research Ethics Committees and Health Researchers


  • Human Subjects Protection training in collaboration with BRANY-Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), New York.
  • Online training in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Safe Working and Sexual Harassment free Environment (SWSHE) in Nigeria.
  • The Bioethics Library of the Center for Bioethics and Research.
  • Harvard University Law School’s Program on Negotiation’s Semester Mediation and Conflict Management course
  • Publications
  • Information on Job Opportunities
  • Closing Remarks

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Center for Bioethics and Research

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We work closely with the following partners in our various teaching, service and research projects