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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, complete and submit the online form.

For more information, visit the RECS website at

Projects & Partners

  • As part of the CTSI research ethics efforts, the The Trusted Governance Project is developing models for acceptable oversight and day-to-day administration of the data and tissue repositories that are becoming a critical foundation of clinical and translational research.
  • The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) provides online training in research compliance and ethics to millions in more than 100 countries. Courses specific to clinical and translational research are under development. CITI Program also conducts research on research ethics and compliance.
  • 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:
CITI Program (general access):
CITI Program (UM login only):
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program:
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Resources:


Reid Cushman, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Research Ethics Consultation Service
Director, Responsible Conduct of Research Program

Robin N. Fiore, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Research Ethics Consultation Service
Director, Special Ethics Initiatives

Program Directors

Kenneth Goodman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
Co-Director, Ethics Programs

Paul Braunschweiger, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Executive Director, CITI Program

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