The information on these pages may be of interest to participants in non-medical
research at McMaster.
Tri-Council Policy Statement is the over-riding national
policy relating to reearch involving human participants.
- Relevant links to Rights as Research
- The General Guidelines Document describes
the application of Tri-Council Policy to research ethics at McMaster.
- The section on who to contact provides
the names and contact information for the appropriate University personnel
in the event that a research participant needs more information, or wishes
to make a comment or complaint.
- The Ethics Board has a Feedback Form if you as a participant
wish to comment on research you have participated in. Please
go this link < Here >.
The Ethics Office will respond as soon as they can if you leave
- Effective January 1, 2006, it is the policy of MREB to post
a list of MREB
approved protocols on the Research Ethics website. Posted information
usually includes: Project Number, Title of Project: Names of
Investigators, Department of Principal Investigator, and Type of Project;
(i.e. PhD; Faculty; Masters etc.) Researchers may request that the title
of their project be eliminated from these data. In all cases this request
will be honoured, but the researcher will be asked to provide a reason
for making the request for the information of the Board. Here is the
list of the SREC
protocols approved by the Student
Research Ethics Committees (SREC).
Question: As a participant in
research what can I do if I have ethical concerns about the proposed research
after I read the consent form and letter of information?
Answer: Every consent form
should have contact information for the researchers, and the research ethics
board that approved the research. If you have any specific ethical concerns
about the research projects you should call the research ethics officer.
You should be informed about the nature of the study, feel free to participate
and give consent, and be able to withdraw, for whatever reason, without