These two courses take a Euro-Western approach to research ethics. They come from the ‘Global Health Training Centre’ and so are geared towards health researchers and focus heavily on participant wellbeing. Both have been through peer review and other quality assurance processes, and both offer certificates to students who complete the course successfully with a score of 80% or more.
The ‘Research Ethics Online Training’ course is based on a package originally produced by the World Health Organisation. Each of its 14 individual modules should take 15-30 minutes to complete. There are other resources such as a glossary, a bibliography, case studies, sample ethics guidelines, videos, and links to other ethics websites.
The ‘Essential Elements of Ethics’ course is adapted from an ethics tool kit created to support researchers at Harvard University, USA. This course contains 11 modules. There are also resources including a workbook and checklist of points to consider, and a discussion forum – although this does not appear to be very active.