Research Ethics Consultation Service

The goal of the Research Ethics Consultation Service is to help raise awareness of, and to assist investigators in resolving ethical issues throughout the entire research process.  Consults may be requested for ethical issues arising during study development, conduct, analysis and publication.

Our consultants offer ethical guidance on the following topics: 

  • Determining appropriate interventions to include in studies;
  • Maintaining confidentiality in recruitment;
  • Using alternative approaches to informed consent; and
  • Responding appropriately when an unforeseen event occurs during data collection.

To place a Research Ethics Consulting Service request, complete and submit a Connection Request Form.

To learn more about the service view the following presentation by Holly Taylor, PhD, MPH  Conducting Ethical Research: Challenges and Tools

Note:  The service is not designed to “pre-review” submissions to the IRB nor to review or draft consent documents.

ICTR Connection Request