Center for Clinical and Research Ethics (CCRE)

The Center for Clinical and Research Ethics (CCRE) supports evidence-based ethics in biomedical research and clinical practice.  CCRE's mission is accomplished by conducting original research, synthesizing knowledge, and offering educational programs and consultations informed by critical reflection and the best available data.

CCRE provides members of the ICTS with the following services:

  • A 2-credit course in clinical research ethics for all scholars enrolled in the MS in Clinical Investigation program, and a 2-credit hour course for all scholars enrolled in the MS Biostatistics program
  • Training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) that exceeds the minimum standards set by the National Institutes of Health
  • Consultations and collaboration in research projects focused on clinical research ethics, research integrity, and the intersection of ethics and community engagement
  • Consultations on matters of research ethics, particularly in the area of human subjects research
  • A library of Research Ethics Case Studies for use in small group case discussions, and train-the-trainer support for units that wish to lead their own RCR instructional sessions

See the Center for Clinical and Research Ethics core pages for additional information about CCRE personnel, services, projects and consultation opportunities.

Contact Information

For additional information, see our program website or send an email to