workshopA series of 10 workshops will explore topics in research ethics.

Workshop series to delve into research ethics

Research Ethics Board chair Suzanne McMurphy, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education and other experts, is hosting a series of 10 workshops on research ethics ranging from pragmatic application of ethics principles in research designs to writing specific sections of the research ethics application and considerations for ethics review.

The main goals of the workshop series are to provide additional education on research ethics and improve the ethics review process through increased dialogue between researchers and the board. Each two-hour workshop will include one hour of discussion on the specific topic, including references to the relevant content in the TCPS2 and other applicable guidelines and regulations, and one hour of open consultation for individual, or groups of, researchers on their own projects. The workshops are available to everyone, including community partners.

The following sessions will be offered in-person from 3 to 5 p.m. in room 1101, Leonard and Dorothy Neal Education Building. A hybrid option may be offered in the future; check the REB website for additional options as they develop.

  • Session 1 – Conducting Research on Your Courses, Friday, Jan. 26
  • Session 2 – Research Ethics Principles: Foundations for project design, Thursday, Feb. 1
  • Session 3 – Writing Rationales and Protocols, Friday, Feb. 2
  • Session 4 – Recruitment Pathways and Strategies, Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Session 5 – Risks, Mitigation Strategies and Benefits, Friday, Feb. 9
  • Session 6 – Consent Processes, Information and Content, Consent Modifications, such as Deception, and Consent Forms, Thursday, Feb. 15
  • Session 7 – Privacy and Confidentiality, Online Data Collection, and Social Media, Friday, Feb. 16
  • Session 8 – Data Management, Data Sharing, and Secondary Use, Thursday, Feb. 29
  • Session 9 – Indigenous Research, Community-Based Research, and Additional Population Considerations, Thursday, March 7
  • Session 10 – Biological Elements, Research Safety, Animal Care, and Research Ethics Board Overlap, Friday, March 8

Special guests with specific expertise will be included throughout the series, such as John Hudson, chair of the Animal Care Committee; Matthew Krause, chair of the Research Safety Committee; Berenica Vejvoda, Leddy Library data librarian; faculty experts and advisors to the REB, among others.

To sign up for a workshop, email

For more information about these workshops, visit the Research Ethics Board website.

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