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CIHR Standing Committee on Ethics

The CIHR Standing Committee on Ethics (SCE) is a Subcommittee of CIHR’s Governing Council, with a mandate to identify emerging ethical issues of strategic relevance with respect to health and health research. The SCE is also charged with providing the Governing Council with high-level strategic advice on the ethical, legal and socio-cultural dimensions of CIHR’s mandate as […]

CAREB-ACCER’s response to the NPRM – Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

In September, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies announced proposed revisions to the U.S. regulations for protection of human subjects in research. The proposed changes are intended to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators. […]

New TCPS 2 Interpretations | Nouvelles interprétations de l’EPTC 2

New TCPS 2 Interpretations The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics is pleased to share new additions to its growing collection of responses to written requests for interpretation of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). Nouvelles interprétations de l’EPTC 2 Le Groupe consultatif interagences en éthique de la recherche […]

Researchers defend ‘unethical’ med-student work-hour study

A recent article by Sabriya Rice in Modern Healthcare profiles a contested medical student work hour study: “The key piece is that we just have never had prospective, randomized high-level evidence to inform our decisionmaking,” said Dr. Karl Bilimoria, vice chair for quality in the surgery department at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “That’s why these trials are […]

New educational resources coming soon from PRE and SRCR

The Panel on Research Ethics and the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research are creating new educational resources in support of TCPS 2 (2014). The Panel on Research Ethics – Activities and Resources for 2016 For immediate release –  Ottawa, ON (December 22, 2015) The Panel on Research Ethics and the Secretariat on Responsible […]

Consultations on use of EMR data for research and planning

The Department of Family and Community Medicine practice-based research network of University of Toronto (UTOPIAN) is working on creating a secure platform called Data Safe Haven that 1) integrates EMR data across practices and links these with ICES holdings to facilitate health research, and 2) enrolls patients in a range of high quality research to […]

Registration for PRIM&R’s 2015 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER15) and the 2015 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference (SBER15) is now open

PRIM&R is offering CAREB members the discounted PRIM&R member registration rate. The SBER conference is held once every four years, and this year SBER15 will be held in conjunction with AER15 as a one-day conference on November 12. The conference will start with a keynote talk by Ivor A. Pritchard, PhD, Senior Advisor to the Director, Office for Human […]

Toronto Research Management Symposium: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The website for the Toronto Research Management Symposium 2015 to be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 is now live and I would like to invite you to join us for this research ethics, privacy and compliance educational event. The theme is “Inside and Out: From Biomarkers to Wearables, Current Challenges In Research Ethics, Privacy […]