Director and Contact person: Eugene Boisaubin, MD - Eugene.Boisaubin@uth.tmc.edu - 713-500-6633
The ethics and professionalism of researchers and institutions is a mainstream issue in clinical and translational research. Recent scandals in the research community have included allegations of conflict of interest and fraud and call into question how we prepare young scientists for their research careers and how we assist those with established careers. The emphasis of the Ethics and Advocacy Component is not on regulation but rather on the ethical education of the contemporary researcher and providing a firm foundation in the principles of ethical clinical research, including subject advocacy. Psychology-based issues, such as the personal motivations of scientists and physicians that can give rise to conflict of interest, lack of integrity in research, and actual fraud, are also taken into consideration.
The component educates researchers through:
For more information on the component’s programs or to schedule a consultation, please contact Eugene Boisaubin, MD - Eugene.Boisaubin@uth.tmc.edu - 713-500-6633.