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Clinical Research Ethics Core (CRE)

Clinical Research Ethics Core (CRE)

The Clinical Research Ethics Core (CRE) or Research Ethics Office (REO) is available to provide advice to scientists and the wider UConn community on the design, conduct, translation, and dissemination of research so as to help identify and incorporate a strong ethical sensibility into every aspect of translational research.


General Contact

Faculty Scientific Advisers


Audrey Chapman, Ph.D.



Campus Address

263 Farmington Avenue, Suite 2080
Farmington, CT 06032

Mailing Address

The CT Convergence Institute
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 6022
Farmington CT 06032-6022

Services & Rates


Ethics Consultation

The REO faculty provides advisory ethical consultation services to investigators regarding all phases of research from the design of projects through their translation into medical practice. The goal is offer real-time advice to researchers so as to facilitate the incorporation of ethical practices and legal/ regulatory compliance prior to IRB submission. The REO staff team can work in collaboration with the research design, epidemiology and biostatistics function on specific projects.


Education Opportunities

REO faculty plan to collaborate with the Research, Education, and Training Core in providing educational opportunities on selective topics.  The REO faculty is available to facilitate and promote discussions about ethical CICATS and the broader community through programs, seminars and programs.


Collaboration in Adding Ethical Components

The REO faculty would be happy to discuss collaborations with researchers who are interested in adding ethical components to translational research projects.