HRSO and CIO Strategy Council to Collaborate in Development of National Standards for the Governance of Human Research Data

Human Research Standards Organization and the CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) are pleased to announce their partnership, aiming to further cooperation and collaboration in the development of standards for the governance of human research data. This joint initiative will lead to standards that ensure that research organizations have access to the necessary structural components, oversight capabilities, and procedural documents to produce reliable, verifiable, and credible research data in an environment that promotes efficiencies and mitigates risks.

Human research can provide knowledge that assists society in many ways, including through the production of socially beneficial goods, services, and improved insights into human behaviour. Achieving these benefits in an ethical way requires respect for the dignity and rights of those whose data and participation make these benefits possible. It is incumbent on organizations conducting human research to govern themselves accordingly.

The partnership between HRSO and the CIO Strategy Council strengthens national cooperation between accredited standards development organizations and will assist in prioritizing objectives to optimize the use of resources and collective expertise in the development of governance standards for human research data. Both the CIO Strategy Council and HRSO are National Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

About Human Research Standards Organization

Human Research Standards Organization (HRSO) is a Canadian, not-for-profit, standards development organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. HRSO develops NSCs of relevance to Canadians conducting, overseeing, and participating in human research, and other related industry sectors.

About the CIO Strategy Council
The CIO Strategy Council is Canada’s national forum that brings together the country’s most forward-thinking chief information officers and executive technology leaders to collectively mobilize on common digital priorities. Cutting across major sectors of the Canadian economy – public, private and not for profit – the Council harnesses the collective expertise and action of Canada’s CIOs to accelerate Canada’s digital transformation. In 2019, the Standards Council of Canada accredited the CIO Strategy Council to develop National Standards of Canada supporting the data-driven economy.


For more information:

Darryl Kingston
Senior Director, Standards
CIO Strategy Council

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