Comments – Patrick McGrath


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Thank you for the opportunity to review Ethics Review of Multijurisdictional Research – Proposed Revised Guidance

  1. My research is conducted from Nova Scotia.
  2. I am Emeritus Professor, Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and a Scientist, IWK Health Centre. My primary REB is at the IWK.
  3. I am submitting thes comments as a researcher.
  4. 4My main discipline is Behavioral Science (Clinical Psychologist)

Permission to post my comments is granted. Comment

This is a long overdue and very necessary change. The documentation is clear and well thought out. The Panel on Research Ethics and the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research should be commended for this revision. The one addition, I would suggest is a very simple dispute resolution method that can be accessed by scientific applicants or REBs if there is non compliance to the process.


Patrick McGrath OC, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS
Emeritus Professor, Psychiatry
Dalhousie University
Scientist, IWK Health Centre
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, UOttawa
Chair of Board, Strongest Families Institute

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