The CTSI offers confidential consultations in research ethics to all members of research teams, including those at partner institutions. Services can include assistance with:

  • Study design - including the recruiting and consenting of vulnerable and international populations
  • Study execution - including ensuring privacy and confidentiality especially with genomic information
  • Study reporting - including data treatment, authorship and conflicts of interest
  • Involvement of communities and culturally distinct populations
  • Disagreements among team members and with collaborators
  • Questionable research integrity
  • Uses of social media and other technologies
  • Disclosures and other regulatory requirements

Consultations are led by the CTSI Associate Director-Ethics, Dr. Stanley Korenman. His input can facilitate the development of innovative translational science studies. He is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine-Endocrinology and Associate Dean for Ethics at the David Geffen School of Medicine. At UCLA he provides an annual course on "The Responsible Conduct of Research Involving Humans"(M261) that is taken primarily by graduate students, fellows from clinical departments, and junior faculty in the School of Medicine.

To inquire about a consult, contact Dr. Stanley Korenman at or (310) 794-CTSI.