Translational Research Ethics Consult Service

The Translational Research Ethics Consult Service (T-REX) is available to researchers to help clarify and address ethical issues that arise in planning, carrying out, and analyzing human subjects research. Areas for possible consults include but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment and informed consent issues
  • Vulnerable, pediatric, or impaired research subjects
  • Data sharing with research subjects or a broader community
  • Biobank construction and governance
  • Design and implementation of a Data Safety Monitoring Plan or Board (DSMP/B)

T-REX is offered by the IU Center the Bioethics as a free service of the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program (BSAP), a part of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). Researchers can request a consult by completing our T-REX request form, or by emailing Dr. Peter Schwartz. To learn more about the IUCB and BSAP go to

IU Center for Bioethics | 410 W. 10th St., Suite 3100 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Tel: 317-278-4034 | Fax: 317-278-4050