Draft CIHR Ethics Guidance on Developing Research Partnerships with Patients: Public consultations

A CIHR Working Group made up of patients, researchers and ethicists has co-developed draft Ethics Guidance for Developing Research Partnerships with Patients, and is inviting your feedback. The Guidance builds on the SPOR Patient Engagement Framework, and is intended as an educational resource primarily for patients and health researchers, as well as research institutions and funders of research. The Guidance focuses on ethical concerns that need to be addressed to maintain trust in research partnerships across the research lifecycle.

The Working Group brings together diverse voices, expertise, and lived experience, including Indigenous perspectives. The Guidance:


The public consultation period (November 26, 2018 to February 25, 2019) is now closed. Thank you for your valuable insights and comments. This feedback will inform the final version, which will be released in 2019.

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