A Top Priority in Precision Medicine
All research involving human participants is conducted under a number of provincial and federal ethics regulations, including the Health Information Act and the Tri-council Policy Statement.
Specifically, the Precision Medicine in Nephrology Program and its affiliated researchers always operate under one or more of the following: legally binding agreements with Calgary Lab Services, research and confidentiality agreements, standard operating procedures, and provincial privacy regulations. All staff involved in the research we do are trained in privacy standards, ethical obligations, and sign non-disclosure agreements ensuring that your information and data are always safe.
We act as the custodian of your data and biospecimens with your consent, but you the donor always maintain ownership rights. All research activities are approved by the University of Calgary’s Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB).
We will never give your identifiable information to third parties without your explicit consent. The safety and security of your personal information is of the upmost importance.