Ethical considerations in research

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Discuss a brief history of research oversight
  • Review ethical principles and federal regulations
  • Explain institutional review board (IRB) approval
  • Define informed consent
  • Discuss scientific misconduct, authorship, conflicts of interest, and ethical issues in specific types of research.

Written by:

Bernard Lo

Biography :

Bernard Lo is professor of medicine emeritus at UCSF and president of the Greenwall Foundation.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
BMJ and UCSF 4 credits, 4:00 hours The BMJ and UCSF have assigned 4 hours of credit to this module.

Release date

03 Feb 2016

Last updated

03 Feb 2016