Research Ethics Week | Informed Consent: Navigating Best Practices

Informed Consent: Navigating Best Practices


Research Ethics Week is an annual week-long series of college and department-led educational opportunities focused on professional development and best practices to promote, maintain, and model high standards of ethics and integrity in research. The Human Research Protection Program's Education Advisory Group and Center for Bioethics are hosting:

Informed Consent: Navigating Best Practices

This advanced session included a review and evaluation of the top consent findings in recent audits by the Quality Assurance Program and an interactive discussion of three scenarios related to the informed consent conversation. Perspectives from a diverse panel were shared.  


  • Jill Cordes, Director, Fairview Research Administration
  • Debra DeBruin, PhD, Interim Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota
  • Elizabeth Duffy, MPH, CCRC, Clinical Research Coordinator, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Amanda Galster, MPH, Clinical Research Program Director, Children’s Health, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
  • Megan Hoffman, MA, Workforce Development Program Manager, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Minnesota
  • Courtney Jarboe, MS MA CIP, Assistant Director-Education & Outreach, Human Research Protection Program, University of Minnesota
  • Susanna Kennedy, Senior Quality Analyst, Quality Assurance Program, University of Minnesota
  • Abbey Staugaitis, RN, MSN, Clinical Research Coordinator, SIREN and StrokeNet RCC Project Manager, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota