Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Ethics Consultation #1: Dealing with conflicts with your mentor

In this brief dramatization, a young researcher concerned her mentor/supervisor is conducting research in a scientifically improper manner seeks advice from an SC CTSI ECDE ethics consultant.

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About this Resource

Relationships between research mentors and mentees can be challenging for a variety of reasons, including personality conflicts and disagreements over research practices and ethics. In this short video, a mentee gets confidential advice from an ECDE consultant about the mentee's belief that her supervisor/mentor is conducting research in an unethical manner. The ECDE consultant suggests steps to address her concerns appropriately.

Course Syllabus/Topics

  • How to Deal with Mentor-Mentee Conflicts
  • Getting Confidential Advice from an ECDE Ethics Consultant


  • Will I receive a Certificate of Completion after completing this course? No.
  • Do I need to be a K Scholar to take this course? No. In addition to K Scholars, this course is open to faculty, clinicians, community health workers, fellows, post-docs, TL1 and F trainees, as well as medical, OT/PT, pharmacy and other students who intend to conduct clinical and translational research.