Week 4: Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22, 2019 — Ethics in CBR

It is your fourth week in the course already?!! Amazing how time flies!

Hello! this is probably one of the juiciest and most packed weeks of the TFCBR course.
Budget your time and be patient with yourself and the material. Ethics is a way of being in the world and conducting research. it is important to understand research ethics.

By the end of this week, you will:

  • Understand the basic institutional requirements to conduct research with community participants who are adults, autonomous and free.
  • Understand the Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) as a guiding principle for community-based research.
  • Understand importance of having people living with HIV/AIDS involved in community based research.

Online, Self-directed Study: Understanding Ethics Review

Instructions: Complete the THREE online modules, scan the TCPS2 document, start working on the CIHR TCPS2 Tutorial (it is long but absolutely necessary and you can pause it and go back to complete it at your leisure over the weeks, it will issue a Certificate when you are done) and contribute to the Discussion Board.

  1. Understand the Ethics Review process
  2. Understand Informed Consent 
  3. Complete Ethics Tutorial (required; this needs time and attention)
  4. Read about the greater and meaningful involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) (required) – This doc. will be available on the Discussion Board
  5. Read about The First Nations principles of OCAP (required)
  6. Scan the contents of TCPS 2 (2014)— the latest edition of Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
  7. Respond and post in the Discussion Board , engage with what your co-learners are saying about ethics in community based research.
Optional additional resources!


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