Research Ethics, Clinical Ethics & Health Law
Gordon DuVal is an academic lawyer with 18 years experience in health law, bioethics and research ethics. He has been a researcher and teacher of medical and research ethics at the US National Institutes of Health, the University of Toronto, the University of Chicago, American University (Washington DC). He is currently with the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and Chairs the Research Ethics Board at the National Research Council Canada.
Provides a variety of education, consulting and research services on the ethics of research and on legal and regulatory issues involving research in Canada, the US, and internationally.
Provides education, ethics case consultation, organizational ethics, policy development, and guidance in meeting accreditation standards, primarily to hospitals and other health care institutions.
Provides expert advice and support to institutions and companies undertaking clinical trial research, including serving on DSMBs and other expert review committees. Also provides training in research ethics and regulation to clinical trial staff, scientists and others
Provides expert legal opinion and evidence to lawyers acting on behalf of practitioners or institutions, embroiled in legal disputes, or patients or others asserting their rights or seeking compensation for loss, where medical and research ethics standards are implicated.