Clinical studies conducted at the CCLR are designed to comply with the following guidelines:
- The ethical principles outlined in the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects
- The Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2nd edition)
- The University of Waterloo’s guidelines for research with human participants
- The International Conference on Harmonisation guidelines for good clinical practice
Clinical study protocols require clearance from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee at the University of Waterloo. Health Canada approval is further required for studies using investigational medical devices or drugs.
Animal study protocols require clearance from the Animal Care Committee at the University of Waterloo.