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In connection with Research Ethics Week, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) released an online Research Ethics course. This free hour-long module provides a brief history of and introduction to ethical issues surrounding research with human participants. The module helps clinical researchers anticipate and prepare for ethical challenges while learning how to integrate four main ethical principles (respect for persons, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice) into daily practice as they conduct research. Researchers will also gain a stronger understanding of regulations.

This course was designed by CTSI with contributions from across the University of Minnesota, including the Human Research Protection Program, which develops and implements policies and practices that ensure protection of research participants. The online module is designed to be an ongoing resource, and participants are encouraged to complete at their own pace. Learn more or register for the new Research Ethics course.