PCORnet Ethics and Regulatory Task Force

About the Project

The primary goal of the Ethics and Regulatory Task Force was to assist PCORI in addressing the ethical and regulatory issues related to research that arose in its work. The Task Force helped  generate solutions to problems within the network to increase efficiency while meeting ethical and regulatory obligations.

Project period: 2013-2015

Principal investigators

Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA
Deputy Director for Medicine; Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine
Joseph Ali, JD
Associate Director for Global Programs; Associate Professor
Kevin Weinfurt, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Dept. of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine


Joseph Ali, Robert Califf and Jeremy Sugarman. Anticipated Ethics and Regulatory Challenges in PCORnet: The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance 23:2, 2016.