Ethical principles for conducting research

All researchers are expected to follow ethical principles. When planning your studies, you are advised to consult one or more of the documents below. As a reminder, any research involving human subjects (including traditional knowledge interviews) requires an ethical review approval.

Some helpful publications, and the contact information for the related organizations, are indicated below:

    TCPS 2 - Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, 2010
    Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE)
    350 Albert Street
    Ottawa, ON
    K1A 1H5
    Phone: (613) 996-0072
    Fax: (613) 996-7117

    Ethical Principles for the Conduct of Research in the North
    Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS)
    405-17 York Street
    Ottawa, ON
    K1N 9J6
    Phone: (613) 562-0515
    Fax: (613) 562-0533

    Negotiating Research Relationships with Inuit Communities, a Guide for Researchers, 2007
    Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
    75 Albert Street - Suite 1101
    Ottawa, ON
    K1P 5E7
    Phone: (613) 238-8181
    Fax: (613) 234-1991

          Traditional Knowledge Policy - Gwich’in Tribal Council, 2004
          Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute
          P.O. Box 46
          Tsiigehtchic, NT
          X0E 0B0
          Phone: (867) 953-3613
          Fax: (867) 953-3820

          A Participatory Research Process for Dene/Métis Communities: Exploring Community-Based Research Concerns for Aboriginal Northerners – Masuzumi B, Quirk S., Dene Nation, 1993.
          Yamózha Kúé Society (Dene Cultural Institute)
          Hay River Dene Reserve
          P.O. Box 3054
          Hay River, NT
          X0E 1G4
          Phone: (867) 874-8480
          Fax: (867) 874-3867