As a part of our ongoing research studies, the center is committed to developing evidence based ethical guidelines for the conduct of genetic and psychiatric health research. This ethics component is headed Dr. Marilyn Coors, an ethicist focusing on the new challenges of genetic research.

One aspect of this process involves identifying present and potential future risks for study participants and confirming that they are informed of these risks. In addition, the CADD project continues to implement ethical guidelines for study design, data collection and reporting of results.

We are currently in the planning phase of a conference entitled "The Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Research on Risky Behaviors Associated with HIV/AIDS." This conference is scheduled for 2012 and there will be more information as it becomes available.

Please visit The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder for more information.