February 25, 2013
UGFA and Human Subjects Research Ethics Approval
Article 52 of the Collective Agreement contains the following language regarding human subjects research policies.
"The Parties agree that Tri-Council Policy Statements (TCPS) and other legislated requirements shall be the sole basis for any new or revised policy, procedure or regulation for research involving human subjects."
Over the last year, the UGFA has received a number of concerns from Members regarding the human subjects research ethics approval process. As a result, the UGFA executive has decided to create a committee, Chaired by Dr. Scott Colwell (a member of the UGFA executive), to conduct a review of these concerns as they relate to the Collective Agreement.
Today, UGFA President Dr. Ed Carter notified the Provost and Vice President of Research that this will occur between March and June. Further information about this review will be posted as soon as possible.