Research ethics and responsible conduct of research
VCU is committed to the ethical conduct of research which follows responsible conduct of research best practices.
- Responsible conduct of research
- Human subject research: information regarding VCU’s Institutional Review Board, information for research volunteers, and policies and procedures
- Animal subject research
- Research misconduct
- Conflict of interest in research
Research ethics consultation
The VCU CCTR and the Office of Research Integrity and Ethics provide consultation for researchers who have ethical, social or policy questions or concerns related to their research. A consult can be requested at any stage of the research process. Researchers are encouraged to proactively anticipate questions or concerns that may arise as they plan and design their research. The consultations are a collaborative process and, as needed, can involve other individuals or offices. The goal of the consultation is to think through the issue and assist with identifying possible solutions.
To request a Research Ethics Consult, please submit the request by clicking the link below:
- Research Ethics Consultation Request
If the link above does not work, copy and paste https://redcap.vcu.edu/rc/surveys/?s=EtkHaW6vCY into your web browser.
Dr. Monika Markowitz and/or Dr. Betsy Ripley will assist you with the consultation. You may also contact them directly using the following contact information: