In order to protect individuals who participate in research projects, the CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS sees to it that research projects which require the use of participants are approved by an ethics committee.

Thus, ethics committees of the former institutions, including the CSSS-IUGS, merged on September 1st 2016 to form the ethic committee of the CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS. The committee is composed of experts and population representatives who minutely assess the benefits and inconveniences of research projects on their participants. The committee make sure that the research projects will have little or no negative effect on the health and well-being of participants.

The ethics committee ensure that participants in research projects are protected.

  • Participation in a research project is voluntary.
  • Research project participants are protected.
  • Participants have recourses.

Research participants who are dissatisfied may contact the Local Service Quality and Complaints Commissioner at 1 866 917-7903.

Research ethics policy (French only)

Rules of the ethics committee (French only)

For other useful information, visit the website Recherche clinique Sherbrooke