Conducting research in the context of the current pandemic is challenging. Many traditional research practices are no longer viable as research must frequently be conducted at a distance. How do researchers adapt or change these practices and ensure the highest ethical standards are maintained? How are recruitment strategies implemented? How is the consent process conducted? What information should be included in consent forms? How can data be collected? What are the best methods to store these different types of data? What type of challenges may researchers encounter with these new practices? In this presentation, these questions will be addressed and practical solutions proposed. The ethical principles that underlie best ethical practices will be highlighted.
*The information contained in this presentation excludes research falling under the jurisdiction of Health Canada, such as drug and medical device clinical trials.
Linda Furlini, Ph.D.
Research Ethics Specialist – Research Review Office
CIUSSS Centre-ouest-de-l’Île de Montreal