The Community Research Ethics Office (CREO) aims to strengthen and support community research by responding to the needs of community researchers to easily access an ethical support and review process.
Our purpose is to offer a supportive environment that encourages community researchers to participate and collaborate in a process of reflection that promotes awareness of ethical issues and maximizes ethical conduct of research. Our services are available across Canada as well as for international organizations and institutions aiming to work with Canadian participant populations.
CREO’s work aligns with the three core principles in the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2, 2014). CREO includes a fourth principle reflecting the impact research has on communities as well as individuals. Our four core principles are:
Respect for Persons
Concern for Welfare
Concern for Justice
Respect for Community
Click the link below to see a chart that illustrates how these four principles are aligned with community research ethics: CREO’s principles chart
Look for us at Carleton University from May 26th to May 29th as two CREB members attend Community-College-University Expo! Find us at the Engagement Fair if you want to engage in conversation about community-based research, ethics, and our services. Looking forward to meeting you there!1 April, 2015
We are happy to introduce you to four new board members that have joined over the last few months: Lizzie Rigotti, Katelyn Godin, Doug Rankin, and Sweta Banerjee! You can view their profiles on the Who We Are page.20 February, 2015