The 3rd MENA Educational Institute on Responsible Science (MENA 3) was held in Istanbul, Turkey from May 9 – 14 and included participants from Iraq, Libya, Morocco and Turkey. This Institute continued to build on the momentum created by MENA 1 and 2 in connecting scientists and researchers from across the MENA region to one another, as well as providing them with knowledge about the responsible conduct of science and pedagogical techniques to bring this knowledge back to their home institutions.
One of the follow-up activities of the Institute is to provide participants the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $1,500 USD to hold smaller versions of the Institute at their home institutions. After the grant-funded projects have been completed at the MENA 3 participants’ home institutions, all grant awardees, committee members, facilitators, and NAS staff reconvene at a reunion event approximately 8-10 months after the completion of the Institute. The reunion provides time for reconnection, presentation of grant projects, and receiving constructive commentary on how the projects were executed. Materials from the reunion event, including a photo gallery, select videos and materials from the grant activities are located below.