Research Ethics

The Research Ethics Program assists clinical and translational investigators, along with institutional representatives responsible for overseeing clinical and translational research, in clarifying and addressing ethical challenges that arise when designing or conducting research. The Program also delivers courses in research ethics for clinical investigators and Ph.D. students pursuing careers in the basic sciences, as well as research ethics content for UT Southwestern medical students’ ethics curricula.

Specific goals of the Program are to:

  • Advance the mission of conscientious, respectful, and humane biomedical research on campus and beyond.
  • Provide and assist with research ethics education such as Ethics in Clinical Sciences and Responsible Conduct of Research.
  • Assist UT Southwestern Medical Center’s research regulatory services in addressing ethical issues in basic, translational, clinical, and community-based research.
  • Develop cutting-edge methods and conduct research into the ethics and policy issues concerning the basic translational/clinical/community research spectrum.
  • Provide research ethics consultation to the UT Southwestern community.
  • Assist the UT Southwestern community in developing thoughtful and humane ethics policies concerning the entire spectrum of research activities.