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Community Members, University of Toronto HIV/AIDS Research Ethics Board

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: October 15, 2012

The University of Toronto HIV/AIDS Research Ethics Board (HIV/AIDS REB) is looking for volunteers to serve as community members.  This unique REB is composed of 50%+1 community members and has the task of reviewing all HIV-related research at the university, as well as research from community based organizations.  

Candidates should have some knowledge of HIV research and no current affiliation to the University of Toronto. They should have an interest in research and preferably have had experience as a participant and/or as a researcher themselves.

The HIV REB is seeking community members who may have skills, knowledge and/or experience in:

-          Community based research

-          HIV clinical trials

-          Ethics  and /or Legal expertise

-          International research in HIV

-          Privacy

-          Consent

-          AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs)

Please send an updated resume (2 pages maximum) along with a one-page cover letter explaining why you would like to be on the board and what skills you bring to it.

Volunteers will be required to serve a 3-year term on HIV REB. The HIV REB meets on the St George campus, once a month, for approximately 2 hours during the day (Mondays or Wednesdays). Community members are expected to read all the ethics protocols in advance of each meeting, provide ethics reviews, and take part in the discussion of the protocols at the meeting.

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Dario Kuzmanovic, Research Ethics Manager, at dario.kuzmanovic@utoronto.ca to apply or to have further information.

Please apply by October 15, 2012