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Our Approach

The term "community-based research" is increasingly being used by researchers around the world. But what does it mean? How do we know that research is really "community-based"? At CCBR we take these questions seriously. We regularly talk about them with our partners. We consider literature from diverse global research traditions. And over four decades we've honed an approach to research that we promote across Canada and internationally.
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Ethics is an integral part of community-based research. For this reason, CCBR started the Community Research Ethics Office (CREO). CREO is a non-profit organization that provides ethical advice and review for community research. CREO follows the three principles of the Tri-Council Policy Statement on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans (respect for persons, concern for welfare, concern for justice) and adds a fourth on the respect for community. 

You can learn about CREO and the history of how it was founded here.   

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