As investigators translate discoveries into practice, it is important to consider the implications of each step. The Research Ethics Core is a CTSI resource available to address ethical issues in the research process and in the application of new findings into practice. In addition, the group provides education to the research community about ethical issues in research and conducts empirical, hypothesis-driven studies on research ethics.
The Research Ethics Core relies heavily on the expertise at Duke centered in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine. Through its core faculty and network of faculty associates, the Trent Center helps connect the larger community of scholars at Duke University interested in ethical issues pertaining to medicine and its role in society.
Services provided by the Research Ethics Core include:
- Serving as project collaborators on projects requiring ethics expertise
- Educating investigators and support staff about ethical issues through courses and seminars
- Collaborating on studies about ethics in research