Academics

Research Groups

Israel Gerontological Data Center

 

Center for Disability Studies

 

Nevet- Greenhouse of Context-Informed Research and Training for Children in Need

 

Social policy research group

 

The Autisim Center

 

The Center for the Study of Civil Society and Philanthropy in Israel

 

The Resilience Research Group

 

 

 

Israel Gerontological Data Center

CDEL- The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Dignified End of Life

Center for Disabiliy Studues

Nevet- Greenhouse of Context-Informed Research and Training for Children in Need

Social policy research group

The Autisim Center

The Center for the Study of Civil Society and Philanthropy in Israel

The Ralph Goldman Center for Social Welfare, Judaism and Ethics.

The Resilience Research Group

The school’s experts according to field

At-risk populations

 

Children and family

 

Civil societ

 

Community work and policy in practice

 

Cultural and sociopolitical context

 

Early childhood

 

Gender

 

Gerontology

 

Health, mental health

 

Poverty and social security

 

Social services

 

Social policy

 

Trauma

 

 

 

At-risk populations

Children and family

Civil societ

Community work and policy in practice

Cultural and sociopolitical context

Early childhood

Gender

Gerontology

Health, mental health

Poverty and social security

Social services

Social policy

Trauma

Faculty publications—books

 

2017

Dr. Katalin Katz, Repressed Memory. Contribution to the Gypsies' Holocaust-Story

 (in Hebrew); further details

 

2016

Prof. Uri Yanay (ed. with Talli Gal), From Injury to Mending: Restorative Justice and Restorative Discourse in Israel (in Hebrew); further details

 

Dr. Orna Shemer, Prof. Jona Rosenfeld et al. (eds.), What Did We Actually Do? Success Stories from Support Centers for Students with Learning Disabilities (in Hebrew); further details

 

Dr. Shirli Werner, Intellectual Disability and Stigma; further details

 

Ethics committee

 

Material to be submitted to the ethics committee as files via e-mail includes the following:

  1. Ethics form
  2. Letter from the interviewees agreeing to participate in the research.
  3. Copy of the research apparatus
  4. Certificate of completion of the ethics course. The course is taught via an online tutorial available to Hebrew University researchers. Details of the course appear below.

Please send the material to the chair of the committee, Dr. Ron Shor, msshor@huji.ac.il

 

Authorization of scientific research involving human subjects

According to the “procedure on the matter of ethics in scientific research involving human subjects” laid down by the University authorities, all research involving human subjects is required, as of 1 January 2004, to obtain the authorization of the school’s ethics committee, unless it has already received the authorization of the Helsinki Committee of a recognized medical institution.

This directive applies to all researchers at the school, including MSW and Ph.D. students.

 

Requests for authorization by the ethics committee are to be submitted before the research plan is carried out. Requests applying to work towards a master’s thesis are to be submitted after the supervisor has approved the proposal. Requests applying to work towards a doctoral dissertation are to be submitted after the accompanying committee has approved the research proposal. The request must include the form requesting the ethics committee’s authorization, together with a short of summary about three pages, describing the research topic and hypotheses, and detailing the research methods, including methods of data collection and means of reaching the research participants. The request must be submitted electronically to the committee chair. Regarding research seminars in the undergraduate and master’s programs, the Supreme Ethics Committee of the University has authorized a special procedure for dealing with such research proposals. According to this, conducting any research involving human subjects in these frameworks requires the authorization of two faculty members from the school: the course teacher and another faculty member.

 

The members of the ethics committee are at the faculty’s disposal, to help them when necessary. 

 

To download the form requesting authorization by the ethics committee, click here.

 

From the 2013 academic year, all researchers whose research involves human subjects are required to undergo an ethics course by means of an online tutorial purchased by the University and to include a certificate of completion of this course to their ethics request.  To help all those concerned to fulfil this requirement, the University purchased a subscription to an online tutorial that provides a certificate at the completion of training. The software is called CITI and an explanation of it can be found at the R&D Authority website. You are invited to use this software, as explained in the appendix appearing, for your convenience, immediately below.

 

Appendix – Explanation of CITI

CITI is a non-profit organization promoting the use of uniform computerized programs to train faculty at research institutions in appropriate behavior in research. This is reflected in its name: CITI = the Collaborative Institutional Training Institute.

Among its training programs is one aimed at experiments on humans: The CITI Program for the Protection of Human Research Subjects.

The University pays a subscription to this organization’s computerized bundle, and any researcher at the Hebrew University can enter the system, study a topic of interest, and receive a certificate of competence in this area.

 

How to enter the teaching software:

  • Enter the website www.citiprogram.org
  • Click on New Users Register Here
  • Enter “Participating Institutions” and choose “Hebrew University”
  • Fill in the personal details required and choose the appropriate module. The basic course Social Behavioral Basic Research is the most basic and suited to everyone
  • Press “enter” and begin the course. Native English speakers usually take about four hours to complete the course.
  • After every section, there is a test that must be passed. At the end of the course, a certificate is issued.