Podcast episode discusses research ethics

December 03, 2020

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute released the latest episode of its Engage podcast, featuring Jen McCormick, associate professor of humanities, discussing research ethics.

How research is conducted is an important topic. Scientists must balance several principles when conducting research with humans. Answers to the scientist’s research question should contribute to the understanding of health or improve how medical conditions are treated. The exposure of research participants to the risk and burden of the research process must be justified. Research ethicists like McCormick, with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, study these issues and help scientists balance competing interests. 

A full interview with McCormick about research ethics is available in episode 5 of the institute's Engage podcast. Each episode aims to help listeners learn about the research process and how Penn State is helping to improve our neighbors' and communities' health. Engage is available on all major platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

McCormick offers ethics consultations to Penn State faculty and staff through Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Complete a service request form to connect with her. 

Last Updated December 03, 2020