Research Ethics

CSSS-IUGS users may be invited to participate in a research study of their own free will.

In order to protect individuals who participate in research projects, the CSSS-IUGS sees to it that all research involving human subjects is submitted to an ethics committee for approval.

The ethic committee is composed of experts and population representatives who carefully assess the benefits and disadvantages of research projects on their participants. The committee make sure that the research projects will have little or no negative effects on the health and well-being of participants.

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The ethic committee make sure that participants in research projects are protected.

Participation in a research project is voluntary.

Participants who join research studies do so of their own free will and must provide their consent to participate in the studies after having read and understood the advantages and disadvantages of participating in the study.

Research project participants are protected.

The CSSS-IUGS submits its research proposals to research ethics committees which are mandated to ensure that research is carried out according to specific and established rules and regulations.

Participants have recourses.

Research participants who are dissatisfied may contact an individual who is clearly identified on the consent form which had previously been signed by the participant.

This section is intended for researchers and members of the research ethics committee of the CSSS-IUGS (available in French only).