UBC guidance on the exclusion of research participants based on language

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

UBC’s Research Ethics Boards recently clarified their adherence to the Tri-Council Policy Statement on exclusion of individuals from research participation based on language.  UBC’s REBs prohibit the exclusion of non-English speaking individuals from research unless there is sufficient justification for the exclusion. Selection of research participants must be fair and equitable and based on the Tri-Council Policy Statement’s Principle of Justice. For details, go to Policy on Exclusion of Research Participants based on Language.

To provide feedback on this policy, please contact Laurel Evans: laurel.evans@ors.ubc.ca.