Ethics Support

It is important to ensure your evaluation does no harm, both on an individual and community level.

INFORMED CONSENT

Individuals must be aware of the purpose of the evaluation and agree to participate.

INFORMED CONSENT

PROTECT ALL STAKEHOLDERS

Who will be accessing or using the information?
Are there power dynamics, problematic relationships or ulterior motives?

PROTECT ALL

STAKEHOLDERS

ROLE OF AN OVERSIGHT GROUP

An oversight group can act as an informal ethics board throughout the evaluation process.

ROLE OF AN OVERSIGHT GROUP

A University's Formal Ethics Board
 

If you are connected to a university or working with an affiliated researcher, you can go through a formal ethics review with that particular institution.

CONSIDER A FORMAL ETHICS REVIEW

In addition to your oversight group, a formal ethics review ensures the evaluation does no harm and maximizes benefits to the community.

 

Being attuned to ethical issues is particularly important when working with vulnerable populations, which could include people with refugee experience.

You have two options for a formal ethics review...

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Community Research

Ethics Office
(CREO)

 

CREO provides formal reviews within a supportive environment that encourages community researchers to participate and collaborate in the process and promote awareness of ethical issues.