Human Research

Clinical Research Ethics


Dr. Robert Sade

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The SCTR Clinical Research Ethics program has several components that may be of interest to investigators.  Its educational program is the Fellowship in Clinical Research Ethics Certificate Program, a one-year classroom and online program that awards a certificate at its conclusion; achieving this certificate deepens the Fellow's knowledge of proper design, performance, reporting, and critical evaluation of research. It also enhances applications for funding of grants, particularly to the NIH, which has an increasing requirement for ethics training of investigators.  

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The CRE program also sponsors conferences and workshops, a list of which can be found at:

Consultations about controversial or problematic issues or concerns about misconduct in research can be obtained through the Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Service, a branch of the MUH Ethics Committee. To request a consultation, please "Request Service" below. 


Consultations & assistance are available to any investigator. Request Services through the SCTR Institute SUCCESS Center.



All publications/projects utilizing SCTR Institute services are required to credit the CTSA grant.
The Grant Citation Language is:  "This publication [or project] was supported by the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute, with an academic home at the Medical University of South Carolina, NIH/NCRR Grant number UL1 TR000062."