Deal with Ethical Issues
The University is committed to protecting research participants, upholding the highest ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work. These Core Commitments represent our shared responsibility to protect research participants, uphold the highest ethical standards and improve our practice at every step.
Center for Bioethics
The Center for Bioethics offers three programs to suit graduate and professional students as well as working professionals, including a Clinical Ethics Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program.
Literature Reviews Regarding Ethical Issues
The Center for Bioethics can assist researchers with conducting literature review on any ethics matter pertaining to innovative or unusual research designs that use human subjects. Please contact Dr. Steven Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org to access assistance.
University Institutional Review Board (IRB) Guidance for Human Participant's Protection in Research
This IRB site includes information on common topics for ethical consideration, including:
- Conflict of interest;
- Consent process and forms;
- Emergency Waivers for Unapproved Drugs or Devices;
- Exempt research;
- International and cross-cultural research;
- Regulations and ethics;
- Vulnerable populations (including, but not limited to research with pregnant women, children, University students or employees).
Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
The Consortium conducts research and fosters dialogue about important issues at the intersection of science and society, including events that provide the opportunity to hear from experts in bioethics, public policy, health care, and the life sciences.
NIH Bioethics Resources on the Web
This NIH website aims to help individuals and groups explore the vast array of issues in bioethics; the content spans a wide range of topics, including human subjects and animal research, institutional review boards, clinical ethics, international research ethics issues, genetics, and neuroethics, among others.
The Belmont Report
The Belmont Report summarizes ethical principles and guidelines for research involving human subjects; this content is hosted by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Reporting a violation
The University community can use this tool to confidentially report any law or policy violations in research practice.