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About the Position
Position # 2601
OrganizationDalhousie University Research Ethics Boards
Position Community Member, Research Ethics Board
Location virtual
Impact Statement As a community member on the Research Ethics Board, you will reflect the research participant's perspective in ensuring that research projects are ethically acceptable.
Description Each month, Board members read research proposals involving humans (usually 2 or 3), making notes about any ethical concerns. You will attend monthly virtual meetings at which you will share your review and contribute to the ethical deliberations of the board.

You should be comfortable reading, writing and speaking English
• You must be willing to learn about research ethics standards and to apply them to the ethical review of research projects
• You must be willing to contribute collegially at meetings
• You should not be engaged in research or legal work as your principal occupation
• Past experience as a research participant is an asset
• You must not be currently affiliated with Dalhousie University
Training Details There is an orientation program that includes:
• Orientation meeting
• Observation status at a Board meeting
• Online ethics training (4 hours)
• Online training in First Nations Data Governance Principles (6 hours)
Working Conditions You must have access to a computer and internet and be able to read and communicate through online platforms
Minimum Duration More than 1 year
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Anytime
Time Detail Monthly meeting times are either:
• Friday afternoons (12:30–3:30 p.m.) (heath sciences)
• Wednesday mornings (9–11:30 a.m.) (social sciences & humanities)
There are no meetings in August.

The time commitment is normally 4–6 hours in the first half of each month. This includes a monthly meeting of up to 3 hours and reading before the meeting 1–3 hours in the 10 days before the scheduled meeting. The meeting times are scheduled up to a year in advance and the meeting dates and times are firm. However, the preparatory work can be completed at your convenience in the 10 days prior to the meeting.
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual
Area(s) of Interest Boards/Committees
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Verbal Communication, Ethical Framework, Continuous Learning
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Contact Catherine Connors
Address 6299 South Street Halifax, B3H 4J1
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