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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.


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.

For more information, visit the service website at

Projects & Partners

  • 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 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.


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.

List of scheduled events


Ethics Programs:
Research Ethics Consultation Service:
Research Ethics Resources: /rcr/rcr_resources
CITI Program:


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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