Research

Furthering the pioneering  
work of Alfred Adler.

Furthering the pioneering
work of Alfred Adler.

Research

In most programs, students have the option of completing major research projects that reflect the applied, professional nature of their program and core values of the university. Their research often addresses immediate real-world issues relevant to social justice or partner organizations as well as to communities in Canada and abroad.

The following applies to the Canadian Campus of Adler University in Vancouver, British Columbia.

To ensure research of the highest quality, all researchers who want to conduct research involving human participants at Adler University need to go through a research ethics review process.  Researchers are responsible for following the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2, 2014) and are required to receive approval from the Adler University Research Ethics Board before embarking on any and all research activity. This also applies to those with affiliations not noted above who wish to recruit participants through Adler University, Vancouver Campus and/or conduct research on the Adler University property.

The Adler University Research Ethics Board has the responsibility for independent, multidisciplinary review of the ethics of research to determine whether the research should be permitted to start or to continue and aims to foster a research environment, and by extension, a professional practice environment, based on the Tri-Council Policy Statement’s three core principals.

  • Respect for persons
  • Concern for welfare
  • Justice

The Board has the authority to approve, reject, propose modifications to, or terminate all proposed or ongoing research involving humans within the institution’s jurisdiction.  Research participants with questions or concerns can contact the Research Ethics Board or the Research Ethics Board Chair, Dr. Debbie Clelland.

All faculty, staff or students of the Vancouver Campus who wish to engage in research and scholarship involving human participants, including self as participant, are responsible for following the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and are required to receive approval from the Adler University  Research Ethics Board before embarking on any and all research activity.  This also applies to those with affiliations not noted above who wish to recruit participants through the Adler University and/or conduct research on the Adler University property.