University Research Services

University Research Services
University Research Services

R4R@Q: People, Tissues, Cells, & Data: Key Ethical Considerations and Resources 

Event Date: May 08, 2019

Event Location: Stauffer Library, Seminar Room 121

Time: 12:30-1:30


  • Jennifer Couture (Manager, Research Ethics Compliance) 
  • Lisa McAvoy (Clinical Research Liaison Officer, Kingston General Health Research Institute) 


  • Kristina Arseneau (Research Projects Advisor, University Research Services)

Does research using cell lines count as “research with human participants”? Do you need human ethics approval if you want to analyze anonymized patient data or biological specimens? If you need a Kingston Health Sciences Centre/Providence Care Centre (KHSC/PCC) clinician to send you discarded patient samples for analysis in your lab, do you need hospital approval?  

Using an interactive case study approach, this session will provide the sometimes surprising answers to these and other questions about human participant research. Participants will learn about the hospital and ethics review processes at Queen’s, as well as key resources available to support researchers.   

Participants at this session will learn:

  • How to determine if research would be considered “human participant research” and how to navigate the human participant ethics review process; 
  • How to determine if research would be considered “hospital-based research” and how to obtain project approval at one of the Queen’s affiliated hospitals (KHSC/PCC); 
  • About the resources available to support researchers navigating these processes (e.g., facilitators, in-hospital resources/centres, SOPs, and templates).

For questions, please contact Karen Samis. Please RSVP.

Please visit the Queen's University Library for more information.