How is my privacy protected?

The CLSA is committed to protecting the privacy of participants, safeguarding the confidentiality of personal information, and ensuring a secure environment for all information collected as part of the study. This commitment and the measures taken are outlined in the CLSA Privacy Policy.

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Who ensures high ethical standards?

All research conducted in preparation for, or as part of, the CLSA abides by the requirements of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and relevant institutions for ethical conduct and privacy protection in health research. In addition, the CLSA participates in an ethical review process at all sites taking part in the study.

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Research Ethics Boards

For questions about the study please contact the CLSA toll-free at 1-866-999-8303 or

If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Research Ethics Board associated with your Data Collection Site.

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If you have questions or comments about the CLSA's research ethics or privacy and security policies and procedures, please contact:
CLSA Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Susan Kirkland
Phone: (902) 494-1235