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Doreen W Ethics Item #12: September 22, 2016
New TCPS2 Modules
Two new modules have been released in .pdf format on the TCPS2: Core Tutorial website:
  • Module 9: Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples of Canada
Objectives: (i) Understand perspectives on research involving Aboriginal communities, (ii) Interpret ethics policies and procedures within the context of Aboriginal communities, (iii) Respect individual needs of different Aboriginal communities
  • Module 10: Multi-Jurisdiction Research
Objectives: (i) Assess whether REB review and approval are required from more than one institution, (ii) Understand unique characteristics of individual research settings, (iii) Choose an appropriate multi-jurisdictional model
These two modules are not included in the current interactive TCPS2 tutorial. I will notify the department when I receive additional information (i.e., whether the modules will be added to the tutorial, and if so, whether a “new” completion certificate will be generated).  
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Doreen W
  • Ethics Item #17 - November 9, 2014
Item #17: Shrink your Consent
Do you think your consent form is too long? If so, shrink it! One way to accomplish this is to remove all redundancies from the form. For example, consider the following information regarding the storage and destruction of data:
The paper questionnaires will be stored in a locked cabinet in the researcher’s locked office at Wilfrid Laurier University. The questionnaires will be destroyed at the end of the study, which will be by April 30, 2015. The consent forms will also be stored in a locked cabinet in the researcher’s locked office at Wilfrid Laurier University. The consent forms will be kept for seven years past the study end date and will then be destroyed by April 30, 2022. The electronic data will be stored on a password-protected computer in the researcher’s locked office at Wilfrid Laurier University. The de-identified electronic data will not be destroyed and will be retained indefinitely.
That’s a lot of text! The same information could be communicated in two sentences as follows:
All data will be stored in the researcher’s locked office at Wilfrid Laurier University, with hardcopy data (and consent forms) stored in a locked cabinet and electronic data stored on a password-protected computer. Hardcopy data will be destroyed by April 30, 2015, consent forms will be destroyed by April 30, 2022, and the de-identified electronic data will be retained indefinitely.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like some help shrinking your consent form. 
  • Ethics Item #16 - October 20, 2014
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Jeffery J
  • June 2014
November 7 to 9, 2014, in Ottawa.
Are you conducting research on or spearheading an innovative arts-based initiative that addresses health, public safety, urban planning, entrepreneurship, democratic participation, or diversity? Do you have critical lessons to share with your peers from across Canada?
If so, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Carleton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences invite you to present at the second Power of the Arts National Forum: Acting Now for Social Change, slated for +November 7 to 9, 2014, in Ottawa.
This year, the National Forum builds on the arts for social change action plan developed at the inaugural Forum by more than 300 researchers, business leaders, legal experts, policymakers, urban planners, youth, health practitioners, artists, and representatives of other sectors.
Submit Your Proposal
For the Forum’s workshops, we are soliciting presentations addressing the ways Canadians are implementing and/or researching arts for social change initiatives, which relate or correspond to action items in the national plan. We invite you to submit a 500-word summary of your proposed presentation to the Forum Steering Committee, which will select eight presentations that reflect the following themes:
• Community and Urban Renewal
• Diversity and Social Inclusion
• New Technologies and Social Change 
• Mental and Physical Health 
• Democratic Participation 
• Economic Development, Enterprise and the Social Economy
• Cultural Institutions and Community Integration
• Public Safety and Access to Justice 
Please note the following:
·       Your proposal must be sent to info@fmjf.ca, no later than midnight EST, on June 10, 2014,
·       It must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document attachment,
·       Beneath the title of your presentation, you must indicate:
o   The theme your presentation will address (e.g. democratic participation),
o   Your name,
o   Your title and the name of the organization or institution you represent, and
o   Your city and province/territory.
·       In your document, you must explain how your presentation relates to one of the eight forum themes and to at least one action item in the arts for social change action plan.
If you have any questions or require additional information, do not hesitate to contact Peter Flegel by email at pflegel@fmjf.caor by phone at 613.562.5468.
  • April 2014
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