FAQs

  • The Policy Partnerships Project for Genomic Governance (P3G2)  is a research project of the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) (McGill University) dedicated to fostering collaboration between population genomics researchers. This is done through the development of free and accessible research templates, resources and methods that help optimize and harmonize the ethical design of databases and biobanks, biomedical research and policy development.

  • P3G2 provides a wide range of services and expertise to assist researchers in the development of study specific-ethics policies.

    Also, as part of its networking activities, P3G2 has built a large global network of experts representing the broad range of socio-ethical and legal knowledge required. Working with this community of experts, P3G2 undertakes a wide range of networking activities and knowledge dissemination events to optimize the design of research and facilitate its harmonization. It develops innovative approaches and tools capable of meeting the challenges of complex, cutting-edge biomedical, genomic, epidemiological and environmental research.

  • While P3G2 provides guidance on the development of ethico-legal tools and policies for health research, such guidance does not constitute a legal opinion or advice. P3G2 or its staff cannot act as legal counsel. P3G2 can assist with the development of template contractual tools (e.g.: Material/Data Transfer Agreements). Research teams are encouraged to seek independent legal counsel regarding the execution of such agreements.

     

    P3G2 frequently collaborates with scientific teams, IT developers, genetic counsellors, physicians and more, and has some in-house experts in these domains, but P3G2 does not provide advice on scientific aspects of the project, though it can assist with developing other aspects of the research protocol.

     

    P3G2 does not provide any data/biospecimen collection or storage services.

     

    Furthermore, P3G2 does not manage or coordinate the research studies themselves. Ethics submissions and management of correspondence with research ethics committees are undertaken by the research study core team. Similarly, P3G2 does not interact with research participants or undertake recruitment.

  • The Policy Partnerships Project for Genomic Governance (P3G2)  is a research project of the Centre of Genomics an Policy (CGP) (McGill University)

  • The P3G2 office is based at the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) (McGill University) in Montréal, Québec (Canada). Because of our international mission, and since health research projects are often multi-jurisdictional we have developed a specific expertise in human health research that spans across national jurisdictions. While many of our projects involve applying international human research ethics standards, in addition to locally applicable norms, most are based on Canadian research ethics frameworks.

  • P3G2 receives base funding for some of its networking and dissemination activities from a number of funding organizations (Genome Canada and Genome Québec).