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These surveys were created by several members of the “Canadian Network for the Governance of Ethical Health Research: Evidence, Accountability, and Practice” (the Governance Network). The Governance Network has been supported by a grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Over the years, the Governance Network and its earlier predecessor have produced three special issues of the Health Law Review: 2005, 2009 and 2011  as well as other publications. We are grateful to the support CIHR has provided for this and other research projects on human research protection over the past several years.

The following Governance Network members were part of the Montréal meeting in August, 2011 at which the surveys were conceived. They also provided further input to the questionnaires as the process went along.

  • Dr. Michael McDonald, Professor Emeritus of Applied Ethics, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia, & PI for the Canadian Network of Ethical Health Research
  • Dr. James Anderson, Research Associate, National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Susan Cox, Associate Professor, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia
  • Pierre Deschamps, Associate Director of Research (Law and Health Section), Research Centre in Private and Comparative Law, and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University
  • Dr. Michael Owen, Associate Provost Research, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Daryl Pullman, Professor of Medical Ethics, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Dr. Raphael Saginur, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Donald J. Willison, Senior Scientist, Surveillance & Epidemiology Division of the Public Health Ontario, Toronto
  • Heather Sampson, Manager of Research, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

The process was then furthered by:

  • Dr. Holly Longstaff, Research Associate, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia and Engage Associates Consulting Group
  • Dr. Michael McDonald, Professor Emeritus of Applied Ethics, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia, & PI of the Governance Network
  • Nina Preto, Governance Network Member, Doctoral Candidate, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia and Engage Associates Consulting Group