The New N2 Privacy Course is Available!

Written by Barbara Brown

July 5, 2023

This course has been created to respond to N2 member feedback for more interactivity to create a more engaging learner experience. The course format is in a workbook where learners can complete the main content and knowledge checks within about one hour and return to the course over time to deepen their knowledge by reviewing additional information. This course will provide the learner with 2 CE credits.

The privacy course is outside of the N2 base membership, and if you are interested in adding this course to your membership, please reach out to The 2023-2024 site licence cost is $540.00 + tax.

Course Description

Research organizations are increasingly faced with challenges surrounding the management and security of the information they collect and use during the course of conducting research. N2 has developed this introductory course on privacy and security for personal information (PI) and personal health information (PHI) in the research environment. The course is designed to equip learners with an understanding of the privacy legislation around how personal information may be collected, used, shared, accessed and disposed; the fundamentals of records and information management; and leading practices for handling a privacy breach. This course targets individuals who administer, review, or conduct health research that involves collecting health data, such as during clinical trials.

Who should take this course?

This course is anyone who administers, reviews or conducts health research (which is research that involves the collection of health data such as occurs in – but is not limited to – clinical research).

N2 would like to thank many people for the help of coordination of this new course including:

  • Deborah Leal (N2 Education Specialist)
  • Jasmine Grant (Clinical Research Manager, Lead Research Training Program – Education Specialist, University Health Network-Princess Margaret and N2 Education Committee Co-Chair)
  • Leslie Love (Senior Project Manager, Canadian HIV Trials Network and N2 Education Committee Co-Chair)
  • Amanda Blayney (Privacy Specialist, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton)
  • Janet Knechtel (Manager, Quality Assurance and Education, Lawson Health Research Institute)
  • Jasmeen Sidhu (Clinical Research Assistant, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre)

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