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Research Ethics

The Research Ethics Program of the Miami CTSI works to advance and integrate ethics into all levels of clinical and translational research, through programs such as the Research Ethics Consultation Service (RECS) and educational efforts by faculty affiliates of the UM Ethics Programs and the CITI Program.

Research Ethics Consultation Service

The Research Ethics Consultation Service (RECS) supports UM researchers when an ethical issue or question arises during the development, conduct, analysis, or reporting of research. This free service complements the work of other entities at UM involved in the supervision of research.

To request a consultation, call the Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy at 305-243-5723, or email

For more information, visit the RECS website at

Projects & Partners

  • The Dialogues in Research Ethics seminar series provides opportunities for UM faculty, staff, students, visitors and members of the community to exchange ideas about ethical issues in a format designed to emphasize discussion and debate. For past seminars, see the Dialogues Archives.
  • The Dialogues in Research Ethics has featured three recent sessions that touch on the ethics of translational research. Click here to get more information and view the videos.
  • The IRB Grand Rounds series, a partnership of the CTSI, Ethics Programs, and the Human Subjects Research Office, provides seminars on issues related to human subjects research.


Ethics Programs:
Research Ethics Consultation Service:
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program:
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Resources:
Research Ethics Case Studies

Program Director

Kenneth Goodman, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy
Professor, Department of Medicine

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