Bioethics Subject and Advocacy Program (BSAP)

Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute 

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) was founded in 2008 by Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD. Recognized as a statewide institute supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Science.

Indiana CTSI has research partnerships with Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame which also includes life sciences, businesses and community organizations. Furthermore, Indiana CTSI engages with the public at every level of research from basic science to patient care.

To learn more about the CTSI, click here.

Bioethics Subject and Advocacy Program (BSAP)

The Indiana CTSI Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program (BSAP) brings together research subject advocates and ethics experts from the Center for Bioethics, IU School of Medicine, IU Bloomington, Notre Dame, and Purdue University to assure the ethical conduct of translational research throughout the Indiana CTSI. This work includes collaboration, consultation and education that protects and involves patients and laypeople throughout the research life cycle. BSAP  provide multiple services to research investigators. 

  1. BSAP offers research consultation services. These services are free of charge and are available 24/7, Research Staff, IRB members, and Administrators are all eligible to utilize these services. BSAP accumulated 193 hours of consultation, 30+ consultations in 2019. 
  2. BSAP offers educational material to aid ethics education for interested parties. These educational material include graduate level courses, ethics seminars, RCR training,  ethics blogs, and research ethics videos on select topics. 
  3. BSAP offers mentorship to help K-series grant applicant to formulate responsible conduct of research that spans the period of the award. Click here for more information.

The mission of BSAP is to provide ethical guidance relating to translational research that encourages respect to study participants. 

Testimonials 

Meet our faculty

P S

Director, Indiana University Center for Bioethics
Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Phone:
(317) 278-4037
Email:
phschwar@iu.edu
C H

Faculty Investigator, Indiana University Center for Bioethics
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Phone:
(317) 278-4411
Email:
chalver@iu.edu
J H

Faculty Investigator, Indiana University Center for Bioethics
Director of Clinical Ethics for the Academic Health Center, Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, IU Health
Phone:
(317) 962-9237
Email:
jhartsock@iuhealth.org
T K

Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University Center for Bioethics
Member, Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program, Indiana CTSI
Phone:
(317) 278-4045
Email:
tkasperb@iu.edu
M O

Faculty Investigator, Indiana University Center for Bioethics
Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Phone:
317-274-8812
Email:
maott@iu.edu
A B

Member, Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program, Indiana CTSI
Assistant Head of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
Email:
aob@purdue.edu
M F

Member, Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program, Indiana CTSI
Associate Dean and Director, Indiana University School of Medicine- South Bend
J M

Member, Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program, Indiana CTSI
Professor of Law and Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow; Co-Director, Center for Law, Society & Culture
Email:
jmadeira@indiana.edu
T Y

Program Manager, Indiana University Center for Bioethics
Member, Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program, Indiana CTSI
Phone:
(317) 278-0299
Email:
tnyogo@iu.edu