The CARE Program Presents: Research in Humanitarian Crisis

March 20, 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Fawcett Center
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Panelists:

  • Veena Pillai (Dhi Consulting & Training, Malaysia)
  • Erin Lin (Political Science, OSU)
  • Marcel Yotebieng (College of Public Health, OSU)

Disasters and conflicts lead to crises that call for humanitarian responses. How can we know that the type of response being provided is actually effective, timely, and the best use of the available resources? To answer these questions, there has been a recent drive for more research and other evidence-generating activities related to humanitarian aid. But research related to humanitarian aid often involves human participants and thus raises its own ethical issues. We will discuss the distinctive challenges of conducting research during and after humanitarian crises. 

Questions to be discussed include:

  • How can such research avoid exploitation?
  • What counts as good evidence of efficacy?
  • Is informed consent possible?
  • Are there conditions when research isn’t appropriate and the priority should be solely on providing aid?

This free panel is taking place in collaboration with the PREA conference at Ohio State University.

For more info, please visit: go.osu.edu/carersvp

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