- To assess the ethical implications of research aimed at addressing sensitive topics that threaten the safety of the researcher and demonstrate how to appropriately determine which of the existing regulations, rules and guidelines apply to risk management plans for sensitive research topics (e.g. illegal drug use, prostitution, research involving participants living in active war zones)
- To analyze and understand, complex ethical issues related to the use and access to newly emerging internet based study tools and interventions throughout a study’s life-cycle and apply ethical principles in the review and consideration of their use in research.
Webinar Objectives: To provide a detailed overview of the processes and activities required to develop and maintain appropriate REB standard operating procedures (SOPs) STATUS: content under development Duration: 1 hour. Date: Friday, February 26, 2021 Time: 2:00pm EST
- To assess the ethical implications of research involving participants who are engaged in ‘illegal’/criminal activities including identified terrorist organizations, and to address the application of appropriate ethical principles for the review, approval and conduct of the research – including the protections required for the research participants who are defined as ‘vulnerable'.
This webinar package includes each of the following Foundational Skills webinar topics and sessions:
This is a series of inter-related webinars. The introductory webinar is designed to cover common ethical issues Social Sciences and Humanities Research.
Webinar Objectives: By the end of this webinar participants should be able to: Define the three fundamental ethical principles which need to be assessed during the review process. Assess the application for ethical issues associated with the principle of: “Respect for persons”. Ensure free and informed consent is obtained. Identify situations which may inhibit the [...]
Duration: 1.5 hours Date & Time: Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
- Assess the risks and benefits associated with a SSH protocol to ensure a favourable balance exists.
- Differentiate between the types of risks commonly found in biomedical/clinical protocols and those typically found in SSH protocols.
- Describe the five overarching responsibilities of an REB when conducting an ethical review.
- Apply the three key factors which are relevant to determining whether an application requires review by the institutional REB.
Presenter: Dr. Michelle McGinnBio: Michelle K. McGinn is Associate Vice-President, Research and Professor of Education at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. She holds a PhD in Education from Simon Fraser University and a certificate in Research Administration from Mohawk College. Her primary interests include research collaboration, researcher development, scholarly writing, mentorship, and ethics in academic practice for (post)graduate students and established scholars. She is a co-investigator on the nationally funded “Academic Researchers in Challenging Times” project, where she is exploring the careers, practices, and identities of social science scholars and research administrators (see arictproject.com). Major contributions to the field of research ethics include prior roles as chair of Brock’s research ethics board, member of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Ethics Special Working Committee during the development of TCPS2, and consultant to research ethics programs in Honduras and South Africa. Connect via Twitter @dr_mkmcginn *If you are a member, please ensure you log-in as this is free with annual membership
- To distinguish clinical care activities from research related activity within the context of clinical studies to: assess and address the ethical implications of any failure to appropriately distinguish between these activities, to describe appropriate methods/tools to support making these determinations and demonstrate how to appropriately apply the existing regulations, rules and guidelines in the review, consideration, approval and conduct of a clinical research study.
Webinar Objectives: Critically assess an REB in order to identify issues and opportunities for improvement relating to its governance, reporting relationships, structure, resourcing and auditing of its operations. STATUS: content under development Duration: 1 hour. Date & Time: TBD