Informed consent is designed to be sure that participants really understand what they are signing up for – they understand the research, its risks and benefits, and are participating willingly. This can be challenging when working with more vulnerable groups – those who may be compromised in their ability to provide truly informed and voluntary consent. Download our info sheet to learn more.
Knowledge mobilization is the act of sharing information or knowledge gained from research with particular audiences and ‘end-users’. Knowledge mobilization can inform public debate about issues, help develop better policies or practices for our communities, enhance and improve services, and influence decision-making. Learn more about how researchers share their findings and how the public can contribute as well.
Social isolation is considered to be closely linked with health outcomes. Learn how people with few social connections are more likely to experience negative health effects and how being socially connected can benefit your health.