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Research ethics

All research with human participants requires review and approval from the University Human Research Ethics Committee (UHREC). Ethical issues must be carefully considered because they affect research design, data collection, data analysis, and discussion of findings. Most importantly, though, careful attention to ethical issues helps to safeguard the well-being of research participants and their communities and helps to protect them from research-related harm.  The UHREC ensures that ethical protocols are in place in the event that any form of harm or violation of rights is experienced or reported by a research participant. In addition to the Codes of Ethics of L’Association des art-thérapeutes du Québec (AATQ), the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA), the National Association for Drama Therapy (NADTA), and the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT), student and faculty researchers must adhere to the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans - TCPS 2 (2022) jointly developed by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Please visit Concordia University’s Acquire Ethics Approval page to find policies, procedures, guides, tools, and forms related to research ethics at Concordia; or visit Frequently Asked Questions to explore any questions you may have.

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