Research Ethics Board Resources

The CAREB-ACCER Resource List is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to be exhaustive. We strive to maintain updated information, however, the links provided may not always be complete or up to date. Records come from the public realm and may link to third party websites which are not under CAREB-ACCER’s control. Inclusion or exclusion from our resource lists should not be understood as an indication of approval or disapproval by CAREB-ACCER and we are not responsible for the quality, the appropriateness or the potential impact of any item on the list.

Resources

7 Side Effects of Cancer Treatment, and How to Cope with Them

A Framework for Ethical Decision-Making

American Association for Public Opinion Research

American Association for the Advancement of Science

ASSERT: A Standard for the Scientific and Ethical Review of Trials

ASSERT: A Standard for the Scientific and Ethical Review of Trials

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies: Ethical Principles for the Conduct of Research in the North

Association of Clinical Research Professionals: Clinical Research Investigator Exam Information

Association of Internet Researchers: Ethics Guidelines

Australia: National Health and Medical Research Council: Ethical Issues

bioethics.com

Bioethics.net

CAN/CSA-Q830, Code type sur la protection des renseignements personnels.

Canadian Institute for Health Information: Privacy and confidentiality of Health information

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Ethics page

Canadian Standard for Research Ethics Oversight of Biomedical Clinical Trials

Code of the American Anthropological Association

Code of the American Psychological Association

Coping with a Child’s Illness While You’re in Recovery

Eating Well During and After Your Cancer Treatment

Ethicshare

How to Create a Peaceful At-Home Hospice for Your Loved One

Illuminata Continuing Education Resources

Illuminata is a Seattle-based education and information services company, providing services and resources in the areas of human subjects research, ethics, and genetics.

Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism: Indigenous Research Protection Act

The IPCB is organized to assist indigenous peoples in the protection of their genetic resources, indigenous knowledge, cultural and human rights from the negative effects of biotechnology. The IPCB provides educational and technical support to indigenous peoples in the protection of their biological resources, cultural integrity, knowledge and collective rights.

nternet Research Ethics

IRB Forum

Lively moderated US Listserver for IRB-related issues

John Dosseter Health Ethics Centre at the U. of Alberta

The John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre is the only interdisciplinary, academic health ethics centre in Alberta and one of the first in Canada. The Centre is involved in health ethics education, research and community engagement at the University of Alberta.

Living with Cancer: Eight Things You Need to Know

National Association of IRB Managers

The Mission of NAIM is to provide management, consultation and educational services in the area of human research management.

National Council on Ethics in Human Research

The mission of the NCEHR is to advance the protection and promotion of the well-being of human participants in research; and to foster high ethical standards for the conduct of research involving humans. They hold conferences and workshops, host a listserver, and do site visits.

National Ethics Center

Ontario Tech REB Resources Related to Review Procedures & Research Conduct During Publicly Declared Emergencies

Ontario Tech has developed the following FAQ resource related to reviewing and conducting research involving humans during a publicly declared emergency.

Panel on Research Ethics

PRE: Process and Principles for Developing a Canadian Governance System for the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans ? April 2002

This document presents the views of the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) on principles and process for the development of a Canadian governance system for the ethical conduct of research involving humans.

Preparing for the Death of a Terminally-Ill Loved One: What to Expect, and How to Help the Entire Family Move Forward

PRIM&R's Ampersand

PTSD and Life After Cancer

Questions and Answers about PIPEDA and OHIPA for Researchers

Recruiting Human Subjects Pressures in Industry-Sponsored Clinical Research

In this report, we focus on human subject recruitment for two main reasons. One is that recruitment is a vital first step in the consent process, one that must not in any way be coercive or misleading to the potential subjects. The second is that recent investigations and complaints reveal disturbing recruitment practices: a study in which patients were recontacted numerous times in an effort to persuade them to enroll; a nursing home resident who was forced to participate in a study or leave the home; and a subject, later found to be ineligible, who died after participating in a trial.

Research Ethics Blog

Responsible Research: A System's Approach to Protecting Research Participants

The Institute of Medicine was commissioned to perform a comprehensive assessment of the national system for providing research participant protection. There are basic protection functions necessary to ensure the safety of participants and it is essential that all be met. These functions include: comprehensive review of protocols (including scientific, financial conflict of interest, and ethical reviews); ethically sound participant-investigator interactions; on-going and risk-appropriate safety monitoring; and quality improvement and compliance activities.

Science and Development Network

SHiPS Resource Center

The Center for Ethics & Professionalism

The Center for Ethics & Professionalism is devoted to policy development and implementation on issues related to medical ethics and professionalism, and as a resource for American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) members and the public.

The Center for Ethics & Professionalism

The Center for Ethics & Professionalism is devoted to policy development and implementation on issues related to medical ethics and professionalism, and as a resource for American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) members and the public.

The Plain Language Action and Information Network (US)

The Plain Language Action & Information Network is a government-wide group of volunteers working to improve communications from the federal government to the public. This Web site contains lots of resources to help writers achieve the goal of clear communication.

The President's Council on Bioethics (US)

The Council advises the President on bioethical issues that may emerge as a consequence of advances in biomedical science and technology.

University of Minnesota: Consent training module

Educational module to train researchers about the need for and components of informed consent, and to help them develop a consent form and process.

University of Waterloo Research

US Food and Drug Administration: Information for Health Professionals

The FDA Website has a wealth of resources for health professionals about regulated products and agency policies of interest to the medical community. The site also provides for interaction with health professionals by allowing for online reporting of problems with medical products. This page provides links to many of those resources.

US Food and Drug Adminnistration: Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research: Guidances

Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) regulates biological products and ensures their safety for the American public.

US Food and Drug Adminnistration: Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research: Guidanceses

Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) regulates biological products and ensures their safety for the American public.

US Good Clinical Practice in FDA-Regulated Clinical Trials

The Good Clinical Practice Program is the focal point within FDA for Good Clinical Practice issues arising in human research trials regulated by FDA.

US Good Clinical Practice in FDA-Regulated Clinical Trials

The Good Clinical Practice Program is the focal point within FDA for Good Clinical Practice issues arising in human research trials regulated by FDA.

US National Institutes of Health Ethics Resources

This website contains a broad collage of annotated web links. The listed resources provide background information and various positions on issues in bioethics.

US National Institutes of Health Ethics Resources

This website contains a broad collage of annotated web links. The listed resources provide background information and various positions on issues in bioethics.

US Office of Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the Public Health Service (PHS) at about 4,000 institutions worldwide.

US Office of Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the Public Health Service (PHS) at about 4,000 institutions worldwide.

Virginia Commonwealth University: Human Participant Research

IRB information and forms for review of research with human subjects

Western Michigan University IRB page

University Policy, guidelines, forms, etc.

Western Michigan University IRB page

University Policy, guidelines, forms, etc.

WHO: Surveying and evaluating ethical review practices

This guideline on Surveying and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices is intended to be complementary to the Operational Guidelines. Its purpose is to facilitate and support procedures for assisting the development of quality and transparency in ethical review.

World Health Organization (WHO): Operational guidelines for ethics committees that review biomedical research

All biomedical research involving human subjects has to comply with established international guidelines that require ethical and scientific review of the research, alongside informed consent. This book sets out operational guidelines for ethics committees

 

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Proceedings – indigenous Research Ethics Workshop on Doing Good Research with First Nations