Dr. Diane Martz serves on the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Behavioral Research Ethics Board and recently retired as Director of International Research and Partnerships at the U of S. She has extensive experience working on large research teams and in community-based research focused on the social, economic and cultural dimensions of rural health.
Diane has a long-standing interest in research ethics and responsible conduct of research from the perspective of international and rural research. She has also experienced research ethics through an administrative lens as Director of the Research Ethics Office at the U of S from 2007 to 2014 and a Vice-President with the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards from 2011 to 2014.
While Director of the Research Ethics Office at the U of S, Diane worked on initiatives on harmonization of the behavioral and biomedical research ethics processes provincially and nationally. She received the CAREB President's Award in 2012 for that work. She has been extensively involved in education and policy development for research ethics and responsible conduct of research, and developed a mandatory online course for all U of S graduate students on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). In 2013, she spent three months in Tanzania, developing Human Ethics Policy and RCR Policy with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania.
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