Below are resources to guide your research and answer some common questions. 

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Activities that require ethics review - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Adverse events - FDA reporting requirements

Adverse events - Health Canada reporting requirements

Adverse events - World Health Organization guidelines (pdf)

Anti-spamming legislation - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Anti-spamming legislation - Waterloo Secretariat and Office of the General Counsel guidelines

B

Biological material, bio-banks, and bio-repositories - Waterloo ethics guidelines

C

Capacity to consent - Mental health and the law in Ontario, A practical guide (pdf)

Children and adolescents - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) best practices for health research

Classroom research - Waterloo ethics guidelines on research in classes and with students as study participants

Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of equipment/devices - Public Health Ontario best practices (pdf)

Clinical research protocols - Incorporating ethical principles into clinical research protocols: a tool for protocol writers and ethics committees

Clinical trial agreements when uWaterloo is the sponsor

Clinical trials - Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) requirements for research ethics oversight of biomedical clinical trials

Clinical trial definition - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Clinical trials or studies involving a drug, medical device, or natural health product - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Clinical trial requirements for registration - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Clinical trial reviews: A guide for ethics committees (pdf)

Clinical trial sponsors - Health Canada guidance document for clinical trial applications

Conestoga College-Waterloo coordinated ethics review process - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Conflict of interest declaration - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Controlled acts and medical directives - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)

Course-based research vs. professional skill development - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Course projects - Guidelines for instructors and guidelines for students (pdf) - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Crowdsourcing - Waterloo ethics guidelines on using crowdsourcing in research

D

Data use and disclosure standard - Cancer Care Ontario best practices (pdf)

Data management services for research - Waterloo Library guidelines

Data protection - Rules for the protection of personal data inside and outside the European Union (EU)

Data retention and how long researchers should keep their data - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Data sharing guidelines - National Institutes of Health

Data sharing agreement - Example from the Information and Privacy Commissioner Ontario

Data sharing (or transfer) agreements - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Deception and partial disclosure - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Declaring a conflict of interest - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Declaration of Helsinki

De-identification standard - Safe Harbour Standards (USA)

Device and equipment safety review form - Safety Office

Direct and indirect identifiers (pdf)

Drugs, biologics, and natural health products

E

 

Equipment and devices to collect bio-metric or physiological data - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Ethical guidelines for biomedical research involving human subjects (pdf)

Ethical guidelines on bioethics

Ethics Tool Kit - The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard

F

First Nations Information Governance Centre - Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP) principles

First Nations Principles of OCAP - Understanding the First Nations Principles of OCAP: Our Road Map to Governance - YouTube

First Nations Indigenous Research Protection Act

First Nations research in Northern Canada - Waterloo ethics guidelines

First Nations research at Six Nations - Guidelines (pdf)

First Nations research with Six Nations - Research ethics committee protocol (pdf)

G

Gatekeepers - Waterloo ethics guidelines for conducting research within structures

Gender and Health Institute, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Gender and health, videos and webinars, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Gender and sex infographic, Canadian Institute of Health Research

Gender and sex, Learning about sex and gender video, Canadian Institute of Health Research

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidance for researchers and study coordinators

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines (pdf)

Good clinical practice - European forum

Good clinical practice - Health Canada adopted ICH guideline 

Good clinical practice definitions and standards for reporting - ICH-GCP reporting requirements (pdf)

Good clinical practice -Guidance Document on how to apply to Health Canada Part C, Division 5

H

Health information disclosure of de-identified information - Health system use technical advisory committee best practice guidelines (pdf)

Health information privacy and security - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) best practices

Health research and protecting privacy - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) best practices on protecting privacy (pdf)

I

Incidental and secondary findings - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Incidental findings - Statement of principles on the return of research results (pdf)

Infection prevention and control - Public Health Ontario best practices (pdf)

Information consent letters: Guide to creating your letter - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Informed consent information sheet - Guidance for IRBs, clinical investigators, and sponsors

International human research protections, regulations, guidelines, and laws by country

International research - Waterloo ethics guidelines

L

Legal support to maintain researcher-participant confidentiality - Waterloo guidelines

M

Medical device creation - Curriculum for progress

Medical device development - Things you need to consider

Medical devices - Kinetiq infographic on IRBs and Researchers: Know your US Medical Device Documentation

Medical devices - Kinetiq infographic on REBs and Researchers: Know your Canadian Medical Device Documentation

Medical devices in research - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Medical device regulation primer - Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

Mental health and the law in Ontario, A practical guide (pdf)

Multi-site clinical trial agreement

N

Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Ethics Authority

Northern Canada research - Waterloo ethics guidelines

O

OCAP - Understanding the First Nations Principles of OCAP: Our Road Map to Governance - YouTube

Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP) principles from the First Nations Information Governance Centre
 
 
OHIPA and PIPEDA information - from McMaster University
 
Observation of participants - from University of Toronto
 

P

Partial disclosure and deception - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Participant observation - from University of Toronto

Participant observation: Guidelines for ethical conduct - from University of Toronto (pdf)

Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), section 44, disclosure for research

Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), section 16, requirement for research plans

PIPEDA and OHIPA information - from McMaster University

Plain language guide for converting documents - from McMaster University

Principal Investigator's Handbook

Professional skill development vs. course-based research - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Protecting privacy in health research - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) best practices (pdf)

Protection of personal data - Rules for the protection of personal data inside and outside the European Union (EU)

Protocol Ethics Tool Kit - The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard

Q

Quality assurance or quality improvement projects - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Quebec ministry action plan on research ethics and scientific integrity (French) (pdf)

R

Registering a clinical trial - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Remuneration to research participants - Waterloo finance policy

Research data management services - Waterloo Library guidelines

Responsibilities of the principal investigator or faculty supervisor - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Return of research results - Statement of principles on the return of research results and incidental findings (pdf)

Risks to researchers - Waterloo ethics guidelines

S

Safe Harbor Standards - De-identification standards (USA)

Scientific merit review form - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Scholarly teaching guide - Waterloo Library

School boards in Waterloo region - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Secondary use of information for research purposes from the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical conduct for research involving humans (TCPS2)

Secondary use of information in health research (pdf) from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Secure file sharing using Sendit - Waterloo IST guidelines

Security of research participants' data - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Securing information - Waterloo IST guidelines

Securing information for research - Waterloo IST guidelines

Sex and gender infographic, Canadian Institute of Health Research

Sex and gender, Learning about sex and gender video, Canadian Institute of Health Research

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Stem cell research - Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) guidelines for human pluripotent stem cell research

Students as study participants - Waterloo ethics guidelines for instructors

Student information usages - University of Waterloo policy on access and release of student information

Students for research in post-secondary education - Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) guidelines on recruitment (pdf)

Survey administration at University of Waterloo

Survey research and applying the anti-spamming legislation

Survey research and need help? University of Waterloo Survey Research Centre

T

Top 10 problems that can delay your ethics application - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Travel and risk management - Waterloo policy

Tri-Hospital REB (THREB)-Waterloo coordinated ethics review process - Waterloo ethics guidelines

U

"Under the auspices": Research that requires ethics review - Waterloo ethics guidelines

W

Waterloo school boards - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Western University-Waterloo coordinated ethics review process - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Wilfrid Laurier University-Waterloo coordinated ethics review process -Waterloo ethics guidelines

Who needs to complete an application form? - Waterloo ethics guidelines

Women in clinical trials and analysis of data by sex - Health Canada guidance document on considerations for inclusion

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