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CALL FOR REQUESTS FOR QUOTATIONS – Professional Consulting Services for Design, Development and Delivery of the CAREB-ACCER Anti-Black Racism Research Ethics Discussion & Education Series (CAREB-ACCER RFQ#001)

In July of 2020 the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards/ L’Association canadienne des comités d’éthique de la recherche (CAREB-ACCER)  Board of Directors (“BOD”) initiated an Anti-Black Racism action plan focused on dismantling existing systems of oppression within the Canadian research ethics sector.  This action plan includes 6 distinct actions CAREB-ACCER commits to taking towards […]

Upcoming Event: Research Ethics Considerations for the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Health Research

This virtual event takes place on April 6h, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST and will be co-hosted by CAREB-ACCER and the Vector Institute. Join us in exploring how algorithmic tools are designed and used in health research. We will address many of the crucial ethical issues surrounding AI applications such as privacy, bias, […]

CAREB-ACCER Webinar Series

Did you know that all CAREB-ACCER members also have free access to the Foundational Skills webinars? Our newest webinar in the Foundational Skills series is called, Establishing and Maintaining Effective REB Standard Operating Procedures by Sarah Tagliapietra of Trillium Health Partners. In this webinar, Sarah explains the importance of SOPs and provides a practical approach […]

Online Resources for Anti-Racism Education

This is a collection of some online resources that have been developed to help us understand and learn more about anti-Black racism, White privilege and our long history of systemic racism.  We trust that these resources will play an important role in equipping our members both individually and collectively to make meaningful and impactful changes […]

CAREB-ACCER Survey of Research Ethics Administration and Research Ethics Board Practices for Allowing In-person Research

CAREB-ACCER has received many questions about how REBs and their institutions are, and should be, managing in-person research since the beginning of the pandemic. We are conducting this survey to collect information on this topic in the hope that it can provide helpful guidance to REBs, institutions and other organizations, such as the Secretariat on […]

Call for Research Ethics Board Panelists for the September 10, 2020 Health Canada Engagement Session

BACKGROUND On May 27, 2020 Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB-ACCER) published a “Joint Statement on Clinical Trial Oversight in Canada” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to prioritize both Health Canada and REB review of COVID-19 clinical trials.  In […]

Statement from CAREB-ACCER’s Board of Directors on Anti-Black Racism

Statement from CAREB-ACCER’s Board of Directors on Anti-Black Racism August 18, 2020 To the CAREB-ACCER and broader Research Ethics Community, In light of the protests taking place over the past few months across the U.S., Canada and the world, we want to make it clear that CAREB-ACCER’s Board of Directors denounces anti-Black racism and all […]