The Ministry of Education's Research & Development office has held a workshop "Research Ethics" for Saudi universities in the cities of Riyadh & Jeddah during the period of 9-13 December 2018. The workshop's objective is to support scientific research and publication in KSA universities, and was hosted by the RDO in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Universities faculty members attended the workshop, which took place at Hayat Regency hotel in Riyadh & Hilton hotel in Jeddah.
The workshop's focus was on increasing researchers' awareness on research ethics and publication, which aligns with the Saudi Vision 2030 and KSA strategic priorities. The targeted audience were universities early career faculty members in different fields, which included science, engineering, and health.
The total number of participants in both workshops was about 120 researchers, both male and female, from 16 different public KSA universities. Researchers who have successfully completed the workshop have been awarded certificates of completion.
This workshop comes as a member of a series of workshops to be delivered physically and virtually in the near future with the goal to benefit researchers in various research-related subjects.