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Gordon DuVal, SJD
203 Blackburn Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8A9
Tel. 613 627 5399
gduval@rogers.com
www.gduval.com

Current Activity

Since 2007, I have been Principal of The Research Ethics Project, a consulting firm that offers consulting,
education, and research services in the law, ethics, and regulation of clinical care, research, and other
biomedical-ethical issues.

Selected Illustrative Projects:

Research
     Wrote “white paper” report on the philosophical and legal background on the duties of Canadian
      Research Ethics Boards for Health Canada, Health Sciences Policy Division.
     Wrote commissioned paper on ethical issues in mental illness and addiction for the Standing
      Senate Committee On Social Affairs, Science And Technology -- Mental Health, Mental
      Illness and Addiction (the Kirby Commission), which became the basis for its Report 1,
      Overview of Policies and Programs in Canada, Chapter 11.
     On behalf of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Strategic Initiative for
      Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER) program, prepared background research
      paper and gave Plenary Lecture at FOCUS Conference on institutional conflict of interest,
      Washington, DC
     For Health Canada, wrote issues paper for government department scientists on compliance with
      conflict of interest guidelines.


Ethical-Legal Consulting
     Gave expert advice to a major Toronto health law firm on litigation involving patient privacy and
      confidentiality.

Policy Development
     Contributed to review and drafting of 2nd edition of the Tri Council Policy Statement for the
      Secretariat on Research Ethics
     Developed regulatory protocol to govern storing and sharing research-derived data and tissue for
      NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) clinical trials.


Clinical Ethics for Hospitals
     Provide clinical ethics services to Glengarry Memorial Hospital and Chapleau Health
      Services, including evaluation of ethics program, ethics consultation, educational initiatives and
      policy development.


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Education and Training
     Prepared and delivered half-day courses on addiction research ethics to investigators associated
      with NIDA , including lectures, case studies, role playing and interactive methods of training
     Prepared and delivered half-day educational sessions to Masters level students at University of
      Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics on topics in bioethics and research ethics

DSMB
     Served on NIDA Data and Safety Monitoring Boards for 31 separate clinical trials, involving
      both medication and behavioural interventions.

Academic and Clinical Appointments

2000-2005     Bioethicist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto Joint Centre
              for Bioethics.
2000-2005     Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry and Faculty of Law.
1998 - 2000 Fellow - U.S. National Institutes of Health - Department of Clinical Bioethics, Bethesda,
            Md.
1997 - 1998 Fellow - University of Chicago - MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Education
1998          SJD. (Doctor of Laws) - University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Joint Centre for
              Bioethics
1985          JD - University of Toronto
1982          M.A. - University of Calgary (Philosophy - Ethics)
1980          B.A. (Hons.) - University of Manitoba - Philosophy

Academic Teaching
2000-2005     University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Assistant Professor
2004-2005     University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Assistant Professor
2000-2005     University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, Ethics Section leader, Post-Graduate
              Education Program
2000-2005     University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Ethics Education Program
1999-2000     American University - Washington College of Law, sessional lecturer
1995-1997     Ryerson University - School of Health Services Management, sessional lecturer
1993-1994     University of Manitoba – Department of Philosophy, sessional lecturer




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Legal Practice
1992 - 1993 Lawyer specializing in business law including corporate structure, organization and
            governance, as well as commercial and real estate transactions, firm of Heath, Giovando,
            Downs & Hansen, British Columbia
1992          British Columbia Bar, admitted
1989 - 1992 Lawyer specializing in corporate and commercial matters, securities and real estate
            development law, firm of McJannet Rich, Winnipeg
1986 - 1989 Lawyer practising in general business, corporate and commercial law, firm of Walsh,
            Micay & Co., Winnipeg
1986          Manitoba Bar, admitted

Boards and Committees
2008          National Research Council (Canada), Research Ethics Board (IRB), Ottawa
2008-         Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Research Ethics Board (IRB), Ottawa
2004-2005     National Council on Ethics in Human Research (NCEHR), Counsel Member, Ottawa
2000-2005     University of Toronto Committee on Human Subjects in Research
2003- 2005    NIDA (NIH) Clinical Trials Network Protocol Review Board, Rockville, MD.
2002-         NIDA (NIH) Clinical Trials Network Data Safety and Monitoring Board, Rockville, MD.
2001-2004     Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Ethics Designates Panel, Ottawa
2001-2004     CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction - Institutional Advisory
              Board, Montreal
2001- 2002    University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Conflict of Interest Committee
2000- 2005    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics Advisory Board
2000-2005     Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Research Ethics Board (IRB)
2000-2005     CAMH Medical Advisory Committee
1998-2000     National Cancer Institute Intramural Institutional Review Board, Bethesda, MD.
1996-1998     Contributing Author - CCH Canadian Health Facilities Law Guide
1996-1998     Women's College Hospital Research Ethics Board (IRB), Toronto

Peer-Reviewed Papers
DuVal G. Institutional conflicts of interest: protecting human subjects, scientific integrity, and
institutional accountability. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2005; 32(4):613-625.
DuVal G, The benefits and threats of research partnerships with industry, Critical Care 2005; 9(4):309-
310.



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DuVal G, Gensler G, Danis M. Ethical dilemmas encountered by clinical researchers. Journal of Clinical
Ethics 2005; 16(3):267-276.
Hurst SA, Hull SC, DuVal G, Danis M. Physicians’ responses to resource constraints. Archives of
Internal Medicine 2005; 165:639-644.
Hurst SA, Hull SC, DuVal G, Danis M. How physicians face ethical difficulties: a qualitative analysis.
Journal of Medical Ethics 2005; 31(1):7-14.
DuVal G, Salmon C. Ethics of drug treatment research with court-supervised subjects. Journal of Drug
Issues 2004; 34(4):991-1006.
DuVal G, Clarridge B, Gensler G, Danis M. A national survey of U.S. internists’ experiences with ethical
dilemmas and ethics consultation. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2004; 19(3):251-258.
DuVal G. Institutional ethics review of clinical study agreements. Journal of Medical Ethics 2004;
30(1):30-34.
DuVal G. An overview of psychiatric research ethics. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2004; 49(1):55-
59.
DuVal G, Sartorius L, Clarridge B, Gensler G and Danis M. What triggers requests for ethics
consultations? Journal of Medical Ethics 2001; 27:124-129 – Also published at: Western Journal of
Medicine 2001; 175(1):24-30
DuVal G. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: the problem of recipient notification. Journal of Law, Medicine &
Ethics 1997; 25(1):34-41.
DuVal G. Liability of ethics consultants: a case analysis. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
1997; 3:269-281.
DuVal G. The bought deal in Canada. Canadian Business Law Journal 1996; 26(3):358-390.
DuVal G. Assisted suicide and the notion of autonomy. Ottawa Law Review 1995; 27(1):1-31.

Papers (submitted)
DuVal G, Austin E. Empowering steering committees in clinical trials, submitted to JAMA
Chidwick P, DuVal G. Forcing treatment on incapable psychiatric patients, submitted to British Medical
Journal

Book Chapters and Review Articles
DuVal G. “Summary of Ethical Issues” in Richards, D. et al, (eds.) Ethical Dilemmas: Sexuality and
Developmental Disability: (Kingston, NY: NADD Press, 2001).
DuVal G. Nursing liability. CCH Canadian Health Facilities Law Guide.
DuVal G. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: the problem of recipient notification. Canadian Health Facilities
Law Guide 1996;10:1-3.




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Manuscripts in Preparation
DuVal G, “Special obligations to research subjects in international HIV research”
DuVal G, Salmon, C. “Neuroethics: some skeptical reflections”
Andre J, DuVal G, Thomason C. “When reporting to police is legally permitted, but not required”
DuVal G, Gensler G, Danis M. “Physicians’ perspectives of ethics consultation”

Funded Research (Principal Investigator)
Associated Medical Services, “Informed Consent to Drug Treatment Research: A Pilot Qualitative Study”
2004, $24,355.
CIHR Institute for Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, “Ethics of Drug Treatment Research”
2003-2004, $47,686.

Funded Research (Co-Investigator)
 “Canadian Regenerative Medicine Network” – Team Leader, Research Neuroethics in Regenerative
Medicine (Neuro RMEthnet) Canadian Network Centres for Excellence, 2005-2009, $24,292,000
(Abdallah Daar, PI)
Ontario Mental Health Foundation, “Research Access and Privacy: The Feasibility of Linking
Administrative Data and the Canadian Community Health Survey 1.2” 2003-2004, $38,630. (Elizabeth
Lin, PI)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, “Decision-making Capacity in Participants of
Psychopharmacological Research Studies” 2003-2004 (Homa Kameh, PI)

Invited Presentations (Selected)
“Promoting the Integrity of Clinical Trials” Insight Pharma Innovation Conference, Toronto, January
2008
“Special Obligations to Research Subjects in International HIV Trials” NIH Department of Clinical
Bioethics, Wye River Plantation, MD, June, 2005
“Basics of Research Ethics” University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, May, 2005
“Steering Committees in Multi-Site Clinical Trials” St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, April 2005
“Legal and Ethical Issues in HIV Research” University of Toronto Faculty of Law, February, 2005
“Steering Committees in Clinical Trial Research” University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics,
December, 2004
“Hospitals’ Relations with Police: Canadian Mental Health Context” American Association of Bioethics
and Humanities Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, October, 2004
“Institutional Conflicts of Interest” CIHR Workshop, Ottawa, October, 2004
“Research Conflicts of Interest” University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, September, 2004
“Neuroethics” Congress of International Neuropsychopharmacology, Paris, June 2004


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“Institutional Conflicts of Interest” Canada/US Focus Conference, Washington, DC, June 2004
“Physicians’ Relations with Pharmaceutical Companies” Grand Rounds, Hospital for Sick Children,
Toronto, May 2004
“Overview of Research Ethics” Toronto East General Hospital, November, 2003
“Ethics of Drug Treatment Research” NIDA Blending Meeting, Denver, September, 2003
“Physicians’ Experiences with Ethical Dilemmas and Ethics Consultation” Cleveland Clinic Ethics
Consultation Conference, April 2003
“Conflict of Interest in Research: Threats to Integrity and Independence” Streamlining Clinical Trials
Conference, Toronto, March 2003
“Ethics in Mental Health” Michener Institute, Toronto, February 2003
“Ethics in Mental Health” Whitby Mental Health Centre, December 2002
“Ethical Issues in Pre-Trial Psychiatric Assessment” American Association of Bioethics and Humanities,
Baltimore, October 2002
“Capacity And Its Assessment: Unique Challenges For Psychiatry” Canadian Bioethics Society Annual
Meeting, Victoria, October 2002
“Forcing Treatment on Incapable Psychiatric Patients” Canadian Bioethics Society Annual Meeting,
Victoria, October 2002
"Ethical Review of Research Contracts" International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam,
July 2002
"Forcing Treatment on Incapable Psychiatric Patients" St. Michael's Hospital Grand Rounds, Toronto,
June, 2002
“Ethics of Drug Treatment Research” National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, MD, February, 2002
“An Ethical Organization?: Framework for Hospital Board Deliberation” University of Toronto Joint
Centre for Bioethics Seminar Series, February, 2002
“Legal and Ethical Issues in Pre-Trial Psychiatric Assessment” University of Toronto Faculty of Law,
January 2002
“Reviewing Research Contracts” Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Research Ethics Series,
January, 2002
“Clinical Ethics Effectiveness” University of Chicago MacLean Center, November, 2001
“Effectiveness of Clinical Ethics Consultation” Canadian Bioethics Society Annual Meeting, Winnipeg,
October, 2001
“Pre-Trial Psychiatric Assessment: Double Agency, Capacity, and Therapeutic Transference” Canadian
Bioethics Society Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, October, 2001
“Ethics of Drug Treatment Research In Court Diversion Programs” Canadian Bioethics Society Annual
Meeting, Winnipeg, October, 2001
“Pre-Trial Psychiatric Assessment” International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Montreal, July,


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2001
“What Makes Research Ethical” Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Research Ethics Day, June,
2001
“Introduction to Bioethics” Lifelong Learning Centre, Collingwood, Ont., April, 2001
“Conflict of Interest in Human Subjects Research” Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto,
April, 2001
“The Ethics of Placebos in Clinical Trials” Institute for International Research Clinical Trials Conference,
Toronto, March, 2001
“Ethics of Study Design in Mental Health Research” Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto,
February, 2001
“Physicians’ Use and Attitudes Toward Ethics Consultation: A National Study” University of Toronto
Joint Centre for Bioethics, January, 2001
“Ethics of Drug Treatment Research in Court Diversion Programs” – National Institute of Drug Abuse,
Bethesda, Md., January, 2001
“Physicians’ Use and Attitudes Toward Ethics Consultation: A National Study” University of Chicago
MacLean Conference, Chicago, December, 2000
Researchers’ Experience With and Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas” American Society of Bioethics and
Humanities, Salt Lake City, October, 2000
“Physicians’ Experience With and Resolution of Ethical Dilemma’s: A National Study, Canadian
Bioethics Society, Quebec City, October, 2000
“Understanding Research Ethics: Conflicts in Clinical Research” - Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Mount
Sinai Hospital, Toronto, September, 2000
“Ethical Issues in Respiratory Nursing” - American Association for Respiratory Nursing Annual Meeting,
Washington DC, March, 2000
“Understanding Research Ethics: Conflicts in Clinical Research” - Grand Rounds, Memorial Health
University Medical Center, Savannah Ga., February, 2000
“Ethical Issues in Drug Trials” - American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians Annual Meeting,
Washington DC, May, 1999
“Ethical Issues in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Testing” - Medical Society of Virginia Annual Meeting - Norfolk
Va., October, 1998
"Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Legal and Policy Issues in Recipient Notification" - University of Manitoba
Symposium - Blood and Surgery: A Multi-disciplinary Approach - Winnipeg, May, 1997
"Assisted Suicide: Five Questions for Policy Makers" - University of Toronto, Massey College Political
Round-Table, Toronto, March, 1996
"Physician Assisted Suicide: Public Policy Issues - Legal and Political Background" - North York
General Hospital Conference "Physician Assisted Suicide: Who Decides?" Toronto, November, 1995




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