- To inform, advise and carry out tasks relating to (but not limited to):
- TAHSN’s Policy environment (including harmonization of policies and guidelines);
- Current and emerging ethical practices and procedures within TAHSN relevant to human subjects research;
- Local factors that could impact on research ethics within TAHSN;
- Emerging national and international forces that could impact on research ethics within TAHSN (including requirements from peer-review funding agencies);
- Processes, procedures, standards and laws concerning the ethics review of research protocols;
- Infrastructure needs within TAHSN for research ethics;
- Issues or questions raised by TAHSN.
- To act as a forum for emerging issues related to the above and to share information about these issues among members and through them, with the institutions they represent.
- To provide guidance, act as a venue for collaboration and where appropriate work towards consensus on processes and standard operating procedures among the TAHSN-member institutions.
- To promote scholarship and educational activities around research ethics.
What is TAHSN?
The Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) is a network comprised of the University of Toronto and its affiliated academic hospitals, with a mission "...to serve as a leader in Canadian health care by developing collaborative initiatives that optimize, advance, and sustain a shared academic mission of high quality patient care delivery, education, knowledge transfer, and research innovation."
TAHSN's work is supported by a number of standing sub-committtees, including the TAHSN Research Committee, which struck TREC and which TREC reports to.
For more information about TAHSN or the TRC, contact:
Toronto Academic Health Science Network
200 Front Street West, Suite 2501
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Or visit www.tahsn.ca.