The importance of the educational and consulting nature of ethics of research committees (ERCs) highlights the value of research which studies these dimensions in the committees. Aims: to analyze how ERCs have carried out their educational and consulting role; to learn whether advisors have some training in research ethics; to identify whether researchers had guidance about research ethics in their academic career. This is a quantitative and descriptive study approved by CEP/UESB under protocol 134/2009, carried out with 95 informants and analyzed by Software Sphinx. According to data obtained, nearly 71.5% research participants consider educational and consulting activities carried out by ERC infrequent or lacking; 60% participants have some ethical training in their academic career. These data show that ERCs need greater institutional support and funding in order to consolidate their educational-consulting dimension.
research ethics, ethics committees, ethical review, bioethics, education
Silva Barbosa, A., Silva de Oliveira Boery, R. N., Boery, E. N., & Ferrari, M. R. (2012). Development of the educational dimension of ethics of research committees (ERCs). Acta Bioethica, 18(1). Retrieved from https://actabioethica.uchile.cl/index.php/AB/article/view/19524