Ethics Consultation Core


James Bernat, MD


  • Research proposals and design
  • Inclusion of and outreach to vulnerable populations for clinical trials
  • Fair subject selection
  • Process of informed consent, in special populations or those with diminished capacity
  • End-of-life research
  • Genomic testing in research
  • Incidental findings in clinical trials
  • Biobanking
  • Novel experimental techniques and many other contemporary challenges in the responsible conduct of research


The Ethics Consultation Core (ECC) leverages current ethics activities and expertise across Dartmouth, and thus provides the capacity for real-time collaborative ethics advice for investigators and research professionals throughout the translational research community.