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Research with Human Participants

Memorial University is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of all research participants. The university strives to ensure that those conducting research involving human participants achieve a proper balance between respect for the dignity and welfare of the participants on the one hand and the need for advancement of knowledge on the other.

The university is governed by the Ethics of Research Involving Human Participants policy and follows the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans 2 (TCPS2)

Definition of Research

The TCPS 2 defines “research” as an undertaking intended to extend knowledge through a disciplined inquiry or systematic investigation (Application of Article 2.1). The term “disciplined inquiry” refers to an inquiry that is conducted with the expectation that the method, results, and conclusions will withstand the scrutiny of the research community.