Information & Consent Forms

TCPS 2 (2018). TCPS 2 2018 has replaced the 2nd edition of the TCPS 2 (2014) as the official human research ethics policy of the Agencies. All reviews and consultations provided by CREO are guided by the TCPS’ 2nd edition. Chapter 3 of the TCPS provides the ethical requirements for consent in research involving humans.

CREO’s Guidelines for an Informed Consent Form/Information Letter. These guidelines have been created by CREO to support you in the development of an information/consent form for a research project. Keep in mind that there may be unique considerations based on the project and population you are working with.

CREO’s Template for an Informed Consent Form. This template includes statements that are relevant for projects that have been reviewed by CREO. If your project has not been reviewed by CREO, it is important to remove those particular statements and replace them with the appropriate information.

Other Tools

TCPS 2 (2018). TCPS 2 has replaced the 2nd edition of the TCPS 2 (2014) as the official human research ethics policy of the Agencies. All reviews and consultations provided by CREO are guided by the TCPS’ 2nd edition.

Building Equitable Partnerships: Tools and Lessons Learned. This resource by the CAMH Knowledge Exchange provides strategies, tips, and lessons learned from practical experiences of working together to form equitable partnerships. The resource focuses on partnerships between organizations or between service users and service providers.

Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory  Research Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum. This evidence-based curriculum is intended as a tool for community-institutional partnerships that are using or planning to use a community based participatory approach to improving health.

Inclusion Research Handbook. Inclusion Research is conducted by and for women who are marginalized to ensure their voices are heard in areas of policy, program development, and research. The Inclusion Research Handbook discusses the background of Inclusion Research and provides a guide to conducting this form of community-based research.

Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods. This page lists free resources for program evaluation and social research methods.  The focus is on “how-to” do evaluation research and the methods used. For example, surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods.

Promising Practices

Toronto Community Based Research Network (Toronto, Ontario)The Toronto Community-Based Research Network brings together community practitioners, academics, funders and community members from across the GTA who are or have been involved in community based research projects.

Community Based Research Centre For Gay Men’s Health (Vancouver, British Columbia) CBRC provides ethical guidance and consultation to community-based researchers, with a special focus is Gay Men’s Health and initiatives on HIV, sexual health promotion, and policy development.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (North-America) Developed and run by Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), the program seeks address the interests of communities through training, technical resources, and open dialogues between communities, academics, research ethics review boards, funders and other key stakeholders.

Six Nations Council Ethics Committee Protocol (Primarily located between the cities of Brantford, Caledonia, and Hagersville in Ontario) The Ethics Committee Protocol was created to collect detailed information from researchers on the terms of proposed research projects. It clearly states the protocols and expectations set forth by the Six Nations Council Ethics Committee on how to conduct research at Six Nations.

Inter Tribal Health Authority (Nanaimo, BC) The Inter Tribal Health Authority Protocol was created to ensure researchers building partnerships with the ITHA would undertake research of benefit to First Nations communities, and would be well-designed and First Nations controlled.
It should be noted that First Nation Research Ethics Protocols have helped to inform Chapter 9 of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples.

Ontario HIV Treatment Network (Toronto, Ontario)The OHTN actively supports and encourages quality HIV-related community-based research in Ontario by (a) building strong networks among community members, academic researchers and policymakers and service providers to develop competitive research proposals that address community priorities (b) enhancing the research capacity of community-based organizations and (c) engaging in knowledge exchange.