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U.S. Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015
 

“The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) provides leadership in the protection of the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OHRP helps ensure this by providing clarification and guidance, developing educational programs and materials, maintaining regulatory oversight, and providing advice on ethical and regulatory issues in biomedical and social-behavioral research.”

The information available from the OHRP web site includes:

  • fact sheets;
  • regulations;
  • policies and guidelines;
  • education;
  • resources;
  • news; and
  • archived material.

University of the South Pacific’s HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS: A Handbook for USP Researchers0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015
 

“This Handbook explains the values and principles that guide processes and practices of research involving human participants at the University of the South Pacific.

“The ethical values and principles described here apply to all University activities, to all its staff and student researchers including those visiting for short periods, and to any research agreements or partnerships that the University establishes.

“The University’s human ethics will be compliant with the laws of individual University member states, particularly in relation to privacy, confidentiality, ownership, intellectual property requirements, research permit requirements and human rights.”

Understanding Consent in Research Involving Children: The ethical Issues. A Handbook for Human Research Ethics Committees and Researchers0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015
 

HANDBOOK

This excellent resource was written by Dr Merle Spriggs, Children’s Bioethics Centre with the following co-investigators: Associate Professor Lynn Gillam; Professor Colin Thomson; Associate Professor Justin Oakley.

“This handbook together with a project website is an educational resource developed for Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) and researchers. The questions in this handbook are based on actual issues of concern expressed in key informant interviews with members of HRECs who review research involving children and young people and researchers who conduct that research.2 The questions reflect ethical issues that are being encountered by researchers and HREC members and the concerns on which they seek further guidance.”

PDF copy of the handbook

CASE STUDIES

The case studies, questions and comments for A Handbook for Human Research Ethics Committees and Researchers.

PDF copy of the case studies

Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2014)0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015
 

The TCPS 2 (2014) is the latest version of the Canadian national reference for human research ethics. The document was issued by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), or “the Agencies.”

The TCPS 2 (2014) includes the following chapters:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 – ETHICS FRAMEWORK
  • Chapter 2 – SCOPE AND APPROACH
  • Chapter 3 – THE CONSENT PROCESS
  • Chapter 4 – FAIRNESS AND EQUITY IN RESEARCH PARTICIPATION
  • Chapter 5 – PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
  • Chapter 6 – GOVERNANCE OF RESEARCH ETHICS REVIEW
  • Chapter 7 – CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
  • Chapter 8 – MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL RESEARCH
  • Chapter 9 – RESEARCH INVOLVING THE FIRST NATIONS, INUIT AND MÉTIS PEOPLES OF CANADA
  • Chapter 10 – QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
  • Chapter 11 – CLINICAL TRIALS
  • Chapter 12 – HUMAN BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS INCLUDING MATERIALS RELATED TO HUMAN REPRODUCTION
  • Chapter 13 – HUMAN GENETIC RESEARCH
  • Glossary

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