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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Ethics Consultation Services Gains Accreditation to be an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Ethics Consultation Services (ECS), an organization directed by Dr. Henry Silverman, has been accredited as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET®).   This organization successfully demonstrated  our commitment to excellence in training and continuing education programs by our compliance with the ANSI®/IACET® Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in educational  practices. The accreditation process is a very rigorous one, examining our process of teaching, evaluating […]

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MERETI is now accepting applications for its 2019 program

The MERETI Program is now accepting applications for its 2019  program.   Please complete the online application at www.mereti-network.net  or click here to go to our other site to read a description of our program  and to download a hard copy of the application.

The deadline for applying is January 15, 2019.   The top 25 applicants will be invited to our annual 3-day workshop to be held in the spring  at a location in the Middle East.  A final selection  of the […]

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Practicing Is The Master of Everything – Reflections at the MERETI Summer Training

To start any learning process, we must have the proper knowledge about the relevant subject matter. Subsequently, we proceed through a learning curve that is enhanced by “practicing”. Practicing helps to increase the skills needed to accomplish the task.

I firmly believe that practice is very important. For example, look at a child during the first year of his/her life, who is trying to stand and walk. The child stands at first by the help of his/her parent then he/she might fall […]

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My Experience at Sekem During the MERETI Summer Training

I always heard that Egypt has many beautiful places, but I only managed to go to a few of them, mainly because of my busy schedule.  Fortunately, that changed nearly two weeks ago when I attended the summer training for MERETI in a wonderful place called SEKEM, a Guest House about 90 minute drive from Heliopolis, Cairo. This was my first-time hearing about this beautiful remote place. When I first entered SEKEM, I was astonished, mainly because on my way […]

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My Passion To Study Ethics – MERETI Summer Reflections

When I was an undergraduate student, I started to study research methodology and Nursing Ethics as two different subjects. This was the first “light” that comes to my mind and attracts my attention to ethics and how interesting is it to study such a subject. Two years later, I started my master degree and again nursing ethics and research methodology were two separate mandatory subjects that we as graduate students had to pass to get the Master degree. Both subjects […]

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The New 2018 MERETI Trainees Begins Their 3-Week Summer Training

The 2018 MERETI trainees began their 3-week summer training in Research Methodology and Research Ethics on June 24 and will  continue for 3 weeks, ending on July 12.  The training is being conducted in collaboration with Heliopolis University and is taking place  at the Sekem Guest House, which is outside of Cairo.  This year’s group is comprised of 9 individuals from Egypt, 4 from Sudan, 2 from Morocco, and 1 from Lebanon.  In addition to research methodology and research ethics, the summer […]

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