• IRB: ETHICS & HUMAN RESEARCH

Research Ethics Consultation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Although many hospitals have long offered a clinical ethics consultation to their physicians, patients, and allied health professionals, formal ethics consultation in the research setting is a relatively new development. This article describes the Research Ethics Consulting Service that was launched in March 2005 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, including the nature of the consultations that have taken place since its inception and the challenges the service faces in the future.

Key words/concepts: human subjects research, research oversight, consultation, informed consent

Holly A. Taylor and Nacy E. Kass, “Research Ethics Consultation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,” IRB: Ethics & Human Research 31, no. 2 (2009): 9-14.