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The CONP Ethics Toolkit

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In response to a growing need in the neuroscience community for concrete guidance concerning ethically sound and pragmatically feasible open data-sharing, the CONP has created an ‘Ethics Toolkit’.


These documents are meant to help researchers identify key elements in the design and conduct of their projects that are often required for the open sharing of neuroscience data, such as model consent language and approaches to de-identification.


This guidance is the product of extended discussions and careful drafting by the CONP Ethics and Governance Committee that considers both Canadian and international ethical frameworks and research practice.  The best way to cite these resources is with their associated Zenodo DOI:




Topics covered in this lesson

Model prospective consent clauses

Retrospective consent filter

De-identification information and tools

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