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Research Conversations: Designing Consent

March 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm


The principle of “Respect for Persons” implies that individuals who participate in research should do so voluntarily, understanding the purpose of the research, and its risks and potential benefits, as fully as reasonably possible. (TCPS2, 2014)

When researchers compose an informed consent form, or anticipate how a consent request will be received, questions and options emerge. Does the invitation accurately describe the research? How will the consent process affect the research itself? Will it be approved by a research ethics board? Can research consent meaningfully include those without legal capacity? Can “design thinking” improve consent planning and communication?

In Research Conversations: Designing Consent Emily Carr University researchers will join research ethics experts to discuss the complexity of designing a research consent process: from its potential impact on research and communities, to ways of involving children or others without full legal autonomy. Please join our panelists in this research conversation:

  • Caylee Raber, Director, Health Design Lab and Nadia Beyzaei, Coordinator, Health Design Lab, Emily Carr University.
  • Jean Ruiz, Senior Researcher Ethics Analyst – Behavioural, Office of Research Ethics, UBC.
  • Moderator – Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Chair, Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board.
  • Respondent – Zach Camozzi, Researcher, Health Design Lab, and Sessional Instructor, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University.

This event coincides with the release of new informed consent tools from the Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board. If you are involved in research and informed consent processes, this event is a unique opportunity to review the requirements and hear about available new options and resources.

A light lunch (sandwiches and juices) will be served! RSVP by registering before March 4 to assist with planning.


March 8
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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Room C3255