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Ethics of Human Research is a Course

Ethics of Human Research

Nov 28 - Nov 28, 2019
3.0 credits

$19.99 Enroll

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Ethics of Human Research

Release Date: November 28, 2016

Expiration Date: November 28, 2019

Amount of CME credit: 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Amount of Nursing Contact Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours

Estimated Length of Time for Completion: approximately 3 hours

Program Overview

The goal of this activity is to provide learners with basic knowledge and skills on how to make ethical evaluations on research protocols, including understanding of specific ethical requirements and regulations.  In this activity, learners will engage with the content by moving through a series of website pages that offer brief lecture videos, links to related readings, downloadable resources, and quizzes.

Target Audience

This continuing education activity has been designed for investigators, research team members and IRB members, as well as all other healthcare professionals who have an interest in ethics of human research.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the various guidelines of ethical research
  • Review the eight-principles framework for evaluating the ethics of research studies
  • Apply this framework to determine whether a research study is ethical or not

Successful completion of this educational activity and receipt of certificate of credit includes achieving a minimum score of 80% on the post-test.


Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD

Diane v.S. Levy & Robert M. Levy Professor
Vice Provost for Global Initiatives
Chair, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Accreditation and Designation of Credit


The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for 3 hours of Patient Safety/Risk Management.


Penn Medicine Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Approval # 124-3-H-15.

Penn Medicine Nursing awards this activity 3.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 3 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.


The following faculty members have reported the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity:

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD: Leigh Bureau (Speaker Honorarium), Oak HC/FT (Salary), Nuna (Stock Shareholder)

The planning committee members have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity:

  • Steven Joffe, MD, MPH
  • Autumn Fiester, PhD
  • Jonathan Moreno, PhD
  • Dominic A. Sisti, PhD
  • Connie Ulrich, Ph,
  • Laura C. Hart, MFA
  • Mila Kostic, CHCP, FACEHP
  • Michael Schoen, PhD
  • Rodman Campbell, CHCP
  • Patricia Smith, DNP, RN, BC

The faculty involved with this activity have reported that their presentations contain no mention of investigational and/or off-label use of products.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

There was no commercial support used in the development of this educational activity.

For CME/CNE related questions regarding this activity, contact the Office of CME and CIPE at Penn Medicine at  or at 215-898-8005.

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