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The Tri-Council Ethics Statement Following is a condensed version of the Tri-Council ethics statement. The full statement
 

Summary: The Tri-Council Ethics Statement
Following is a condensed version of the Tri-Council ethics statement. The full statement
of these principles can be obtained from the Office of Research Administration, the
Centre for Practical Ethics, or on the web at:
http://www.sshrc.ca/english/programinfo/policies.
1. Respect for Human Dignity: The cardinal principle of modern research ethics is
respect for human dignity. This principle aspires to protecting the multiple and
interdependent interests of the person -- from bodily to psychological to cultural
integrity. This principle forms the basis of the ethical obligations in research that are
listed below. It is unacceptable to treat persons solely as means (mere objects or things),
because doing so fails to respect their intrinsic human dignity and thus impoverishes all
of humanity. Second, the welfare and integrity of the individual remain paramount in
human research.
2. Respect for Free and Informed Consent: Individuals are generally presumed to have
the capacity and right to make free and informed decisions. Respect for persons thus
means respecting the exercise of individual consent. The principle of respect for persons
translates into the process and requirements for free and informed consent by the research
subject.
3. Respect for Vulnerable Persons: Respect for human dignity entails high ethical
obligations towards vulnerable persons -- to those whose diminished competence and/or

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics