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Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada.

The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). We ask only that:

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the Government of Canada's copyright administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) . Through the permission granting process, PWGSC helps ensure individuals / organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please contact:

Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publishing and Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa ON
K1A 1H5



Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada Web sites are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution and an external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact the Secretariat at:

Tel: (613) 996-0072
E-mail: secretariat@pre.ethics.gc.ca

Privacy Statement

The Government of Canada and the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) are committed to providing visitors with web sites that respect their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices on the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics Web sites.

PRE's Web sites do not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail or registering in a secure portion of the site.

All personal information held or collected by PRE is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that at any point of collection you will be asked for consent to collect your information, and you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.

PRE employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.

A "cookie" is a computer (text) file that is sent to a visitor's web browser, by a web server, in order to remember certain pieces of information. Persistent cookies are used on PRE's web site to enable and facilitate the Intranet Access and usage by Panel members and the administrators of the web site. A persistent cookie remains on the user's hard drive until an expiry date determined by the web server. Cookies are used as a method to ensure that a visitor has proper authorization to access and navigate the Intranet and administer the web site.

Information on individual visitors is used by PRE employees who need to know the information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We only share the information you give us with another government department if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individually identifiable profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the federal government.

Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics may be directed to:

Manon Van Riel
Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0W9
Tel: 613-948-2284
Fax: 613-954-1800
E-mail: manon.vanriel@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Official Languages Notice

The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) respects the Official Languages Act and the relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring all information and services on this site is available in both English and French. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is only provided as a convenience and is available only in the language in which it was provided.

Hyperlinking Notice

Links to Web sites not under the control of the Government of Canada (GoC) are provided solely for the convenience of users. The GoC is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The GoC does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content. Users should be aware that information offered by non-GoC sites that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and to which the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) links, may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question.

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