Welcome to MERETI Network – A resource for the international research ethics community. The Middle East Research Ethics Training Initiative (MERETI) was established in 2005 and has provided training to individuals from Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Yemen. We conduct workshops and conferences in the Arab Region and also provide online training in research methodology and research ethics.


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The MERETI Program is now accepting applications for its 2022 program

The MERETI Program is now accepting applications for its 2022  program.   The deadline for applying is March 1, 2022.   Please complete our online application at https://www.mereti-network.net/research-ethics-program-application/. This is a two-year program that includes  attending the online Research Ethics Certificate Degree program from the University of Maryland and conducting a research project for publication.  Candidates will also be admitted to our program How to Conduct and Publish Research,, which includes a course on  scientific writing.  Successful applicants from Low/Middle-Income countries will […]

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MERETI Research Webinar featured Enas Ameen and Zynab Mohammed

On May 11, 2020, MERETI presented a research webinar that featured the research study performed by former MERETI trainees Enas Ameen and Zynab Mohammed.  Their research involved a survey study that assessed the awarenesses, perceptions, and attitudes of undergraduates and post-graduates regarding research ethics and research ethics training.  They surveyed more than 700 individuals from Suez Canal University and Beni Suef University.  Their results led them to conclude that there is a need for more educational initiatives for postgraduates and a […]

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GBI Webinar: How to Ration Ventilators during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Topic: What Ethical Framework Can Justify the Allocation of Scarce Life-Saving Resources (e.g., Ventilators) During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Date:April 9, 2020   Time: 2.00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Venue: Zoom meeting  REGISTER HERE or cut and paste:


Speaker: Henry Silverman, MD, MA University of Maryland Baltimore

Description:During the past few weeks, New York City has become an epicenter of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, hospitals are increasingly running short of Personal Protective Devices (PPEs) and there is a grave concern that there will not be enough […]

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MERETI Is Now Accepting Applications for its 2020 Program

The MERETI Program is now accepting applications for its 2020  program.   The deadline for applying is May 15, 2020.   For this year, a requirement is to have a current documentation of English proficiency  (TOEFL >80 or IELTS > 7.0) or plans to take the examination by June  15, 2020.  Also accepted would be having obtained a degree from a USA or UK university. Please complete the online application at www.mereti-network.net

There will not be any special workshop this year.  Instead, we […]

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Research Ethics Workshop Conducted At Nursing Faculty, Cairo University

The Arab Research and Ethics Capacity Development Institute (ARECDI) and MERETI conducted a one-day workshop in research ethics on January 22, 2019 for the Nursing Faculty at Cairo University.   This learning activity was also accompanied with online training at EthicsEducationOnline.   Presenters at this workshop included Nahed Ali, Azza Saleh, Hany Sleem, and Maha Emad.   This workshop was accredited to award 2.0 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  The ARECDI organization is planing to conduct further blended (face-to-face and online) workshops in […]

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