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N2’s COVID-19 Webinar Series: Register for the Next Webinar

You are invited to N2’s Next COVID-19 Webinar on July 7th!

Against Pandemic Research Exceptionalism

Speaker: Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD
James McGill professor
STREAM Research Group
Director, Biomedical Ethics Unit
Department of Social Studies of Medicine

July 7, 2020

3:00-4:00 PM EST

Webinar Abstract from Dr. Kimmelman

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Crisis conditions like pandemics often strain research processes and create pressures to compress research timelines. Some scientists and others have argued that crisis conditions license researchers to relax normal methodological rigour. My presentation will argue that the same standards of design and reporting we maintain in non-crisis conditions should hold in crises as well; what needs to change in crises is how studies are coordinated with each other.

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Submit your COVID-19 related questions for Health Canada by Friday!

To make sure the questions relate to COVID-19 and not the Guide 100 or other Health Canada issues on COVID-19 questions already addressed by the COVID-19 guide, Health Canada would like us to collect questions in advance. We have not received any questions to date, so to ensure Health Canada feels that their time will be of good use, we are encouraging registrants to provide questions. 
Please click here to submit a question, or please feel free to reach out to shelley.king@n2canada.ca to provide questions. Please submit questions by May 15, 2020, by end-of-business day.