The ICTS clinical research ethics mission is to improve the quality of clinical investigation at UCI. To implement this goal, we have established a Clinical Research Ethics Consult Service (CRECS) to assist clinical investigators in working out experimental design problems when the nature of the research problem, its subject population or the clinical situation pose ethical issues.
Ethics consultations are available to all UCI clinical investigators including trainees, so long as the problem relates to clinical research.
The CRECS is coordinated by Prof. Emeritus Sidney Golub, who has long experience with biomedical ethics. He is a member of the UCI IRB, chairs the UCI Human Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee, and has taught on issues relating to ethics in biomedical research. Investigators interested in obtaining a consultation should email Dr. Golub at email@example.com. Alternatively, investigators can contact Andria Pontello, ICTS Administrative Director at 714-456-2309 or the ICTS ROOTS office.