Michel Bergeron is an ethicist to the University Research Ethics Board at the Université de Montréal since 2003. He is a resource for researchers, students, research ethics committees, and research administrators at the institution. For more than 15 years, he has served on research ethics committees, as a knowledgeable member in ethics or as chair, in the biomedical, health sciences, humanities, social sciences and engineering fields. He develops and participates in training offered at the local, national or international level. He is the designer and main author of on-line courses on research ethics involving humans. He is involved as a co-researcher in projects related to the implementation of research ethics in sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author or the co-author of several articles on research ethics.
Mr. Bergeron initiated the creation of the University Research Ethics Subcommittee of the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (SC-ÉRU/CRÉPUQ). He was the first chair of the subcommittee from 2004 to 2007 and is still a member to this day. He coordinated two working groups of the Programme de Valorisation des Innovations et du Capital Intellectuel (VINCI) at the Université de Montréal, one on databases and biobanks, and another on the ethical aspects of knowledge transfer.
Michel Bergeron worked as a chemist in the public and private sectors. He was Director of Research Services at Saint Paul University (1990-2001). He has an M.A. in theology with a specialization in ethics from Saint Paul University/University of Ottawa.
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