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GPS/Office of Research Ethics Workshop

GPS/Office of Research Ethics Workshop:

Human Research Ethics Workshop for Behavioural and Social Science Researchers

Monday, Nov. 15, 2010
1:00 pm. to 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus
Free Admission

This workshop, which is jointly offered by GPS and the Office of Research Ethics (ORE), is designed to introduce graduate students to ethical issues surrounding research involving human participants, relevant to the UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board. It includes an overview of key principles, policies and controversies in research ethics. A step-by-step guide to the application form and process will also be provided and breakout sessions will give participants the opportunity to consider ethical issues arising in their own research projects and how to address these issues in their application for behavioural research ethics review and in the conduct of their research. A separate workshop for research relevant to the UBC Clinical Research Ethics Board will be offered at a later date.

Note: Graduate students are encouraged to attend this workshop after they have completed the TCPS tutorial (http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/english/tutorial/) and after they have developed a concrete research project proposal. Participants should bring 6 copies of a one-page project proposal and be prepared to discuss it in a small group.
This session will be led by Dr. Kirsten Bell, ORE Research Ethics Analyst. Her research interests include medical anthropology and sociology, anthropology of biomedicine, cancer, tobacco, addiction, gender and new religious movements. Kirsten is the Principal Investigator of a SSHRC-funded project: Between Life and Death: the Cultural Contradictions of Cancer Survivorship. For this session, she will be accompanied by members of the UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board who will facilitate small group break-out discussions.
Location: Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Rd, UBC, Point Grey campus.

Refreshments: Beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

Registration: Free admission but advance registration is required. Enter your registration information at:

Note: Applicants will receive confirmation within two working days of the receipt of their e-mail. If you have difficulty with registration, send an email to gradgps@interchange.ubc.ca

Information about upcoming GPS events can be found at:
The Faculty of Graduate Studies appreciates the support of the Office of Research Ethics and the Graduate Student Society for this event.

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