Ethics in WGST Research

Committee For Review of Undergraduate Research

Dr. Charlene Senn, Chair
Dr. Anne Forrest
Dr. Cara Fabre
 
The principles and procedures described here have been developed on the basis of existing guidelines in the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology and Psychology.  The Women’s and Gender Studies Research Ethics Committee (WGS-REC) gratefully acknowledges that foundation.  These guidelines conform to the ethical principles incorporated into the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (1998), or TCPS and the TCPS-2 (2010).
 
These procedures were first approved at a meeting of the WS-REC on April 16, 2004.  They were approved by the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board (UW-REB) on May 5, 2004.  They were revised in January 2011 and were approved by the UW-REB in January 2011.  They will apply to all research conducted by undergraduate students in Women’s and Gender Studies courses.  Decisions of the WS-REC are in accordance with the Research Involving Human Research Participants Guidelines.
 
Any subsequent changes to these procedures must be approved by the Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Committee, and by the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board (University REB).
 
All quotations and references are from the 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement:  Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Human.  The TCPS-2 is available at http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/policy-politique/initiatives/tcps2-eptc2/Default/.
 
You must review the Research Involving Human Research Participants Guidelines prior to beginning your application.  You may want to review the TCPS introductory tutorial on the University of Windsor’s Research Services website:  http://www.uwindsor.ca/research-ethics-board/317/tcps2-core-tutorial.

Women’s and Gender Studies REB Mandate

The mandate of the Women’s and Gender Studies Research Ethics Committee is to protect human subjects while facilitating and furthering ethical research.  As defined in the Tri-Council Policy Statement, research is “defined as an undertaking intended to extend knowledge through a disciplined inquiry or systematic investigation” (TCPS-2, Article 1.a).  As undergraduates learn to do research, we must ensure they learn and follow ethical research practices.

Women’s and Gender Studies REC Guide & Forms

Women's and Gender Studies Guide for Ethics Committee Review of Human Research 2017-20 [pdf]

Women's and Gender Studies Application for Ethics Committee Review of Human Research 2017-20 [docx] 

Women's and Gender Studies Sample Consent to Participate in Research Form 2017-20 [docx]