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About Us: JCB Membership Policy

(as at June 30, 2010)

 

The JCB Collaboratory is a network of individuals and institutions committed to improving healthcare through leadership in bioethics research, education, practice, and public engagement. Currently, the JCB has over 180 individual members, 11 health sector partner organizations, and 9 academic units in the faculties of Arts & Sciences, Law, and Medicine, and the schools of Nursing, Public Health, and Social Work at the University of Toronto.

 

Definition: Members are individuals who assist the JCB to fulfill its mission through participation in bioethics research, education, practice, or public engagement activities at the JCB Secretariat, JCB-affiliated health sector partner organizations, and/or JCB-affiliated academic units.

 

Eligibility: Individuals are eligible for membership if they meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Faculty and other academic staff in the Faculties of Arts & Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, or Social Work, the Centre for Ethics, the Jackman Humanities Institute, or the McLaughlin Rotman Centre for Global Health at the University of Toronto.
  • JCB Executive Committee, Advisory Council, and Strategic Forum members.
  • JCB CORE Network and/or (RE)2 Network members.
  • Ethics program personnel and other individuals who are active in ethics practice at a JCB-affiliated health sector partner organization, e.g., Ethics Committee members, Ethics Facilitators, ethics program administrative staff, REB members, REB coordinators, or ethics fellows.
  • Graduates of the Collaborative Program in Bioethics, the MHSc in Bioethics program, or the Academic Fellowship in Clinical & Organizational Ethics at the University of Toronto.
  • Post-doctoral fellows and research associates involved in research projects at the JCB Secretariat.
  • Current and past administrative and teaching staff of the JCB Secretariat.
  • At the discretion of the JCB Director:
    • Faculty or other academic staff who do not hold an appointment with a JCB-affiliated academic unit at the University of Toronto, and/or
    • Ethicists who do not hold an appointment with a JCB-affiliated health sector partner, and/or
    • Other research staff of the JCB Secretariat.

    And:

    • Who demonstrate a commitment to the JCB mission through participation in bioethics research, education, practice, or public engagement activities through JCB-affiliated health sector partner organizations and/or academic units.

 

Application for JCB Membership: Membership is offered at the discretion of the JCB Director to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria. Individuals may apply directly to the JCB Director for membership or be recommended for membership on the advice of another JCB member. JCB membership normally will cease when individuals leave their appointment or position with a health sector partner organization or the University of Toronto. Membership appointments will be reviewed periodically by the Director using the criteria described above.

 

Expectations of JCB Membership: Members are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the JCB mission through participation in bioethics research, education, practice, or public engagement in JCB-affiliated health sector partner organizations and/or academic units, to identify their JCB membership affiliation on bioethics-related publications and presentations, and on request, to provide information to the JCB Secretariat about their bioethics-related activities for inclusion in JCB reports.

 

Benefits of JCB Membership: The benefits of membership include: priority notification of JCB publications, seminars, lectures, workshops, and job openings through the JCB Voice (newsletter) and the JCB Members listserv; access to JCB web-based research tools through the (RE)2 webportal; access to JCB knowledge translation vehicles; and opportunities to share information and link with other JCB members on pressing ethical issues through the JCB e-network collaboratory.

 

List of Members:

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