Clinical Trials Resource Center

Research Ethics

Intended as informal sessions  for interested UTHealth faculty, students and staff. Paula Knudson will facilitate discussions in which participants may explore history, interpretations, sensitization, informed consent, and how ethics factor into CPHS/IRB decision making. 

Please join us.

Audience: Clinical research investigators, research nurses, coordinators, clinical research administrative and support staff. 

Duration:  90 minutes 

Location/Time:   MSB 2.106  -   Each 2nd Thursday, Noon - 01:30pm

No need to register. Lunch available for the first 15 participants.

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An Ethics Framework for a Learning Healthcare System: A Departure From Traditional Research Ethics and Clinical Ethics - Ruth Faden, [open PDF]

The Research Treatment Distinction: A Problematic Approach for Determining Which Activities Should Have Ethical Oversight - Nancy Kass, [open PDF]

Commentaries: [open PDF-1] [PDF-2]