Participate in Research Database Terms of Service

The Rainbow Health Ontario Participate in Research Database lists research projects that are recruiting LGBT participants.

Being listed in this database does not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) and exclusion does not indicate disapproval. The individuals listed have chosen to list their projects, and are responsible for the accuracy of their information. Researchers who post projects in this database do so because they are seeking LGBT people who will participate.  Inclusion of a researcher’s project in this database should not be taken as an indication of the sexual orientation or gender identity of the researcher.

RHO does not charge a fee for listing a research project, and we have not received any payment for referrals.

Criteria for Inclusion
Individuals and organizations that want to be included in the RHO Participate in Research Database must meet the following general terms of inclusion:

  1. The project must be trying to recruit LGBT participants
  2. The project must be of potential benefit to LGBT people and communities
  3. The project must have received confirmation of ethics approval from a institutional research ethics board

Rainbow Health Ontario Research Project Code of Conduct
a) The goals and aims of the research project support the Mission, Vision, Beliefs and Guiding Principles of Rainbow Health Ontario.
b) The lead researcher affirms a respect for a variety of sexual orientations and gender identities and actively supports the rights of LGBT communities to enjoy full and equal status.
c) The lead researcher affirms a respect for people of all races, ethnicities, ages, religious beliefs, dis/abilities, income levels, family status, etc.

Criteria for Exclusion
a) Research projects that have a philosophy that could be hurtful to the well-being of individuals, groups or the community as a whole.
b) Research projects that  promote unlawful activities, practices, services, discrimination, fraud, or misrepresentation.

RHO reserves the right to include or exclude any project at its discretion. After a decision to exclude a project is made, RHO will contact the lead researcher to explain the reasons for exclusion. RHO also reserves the right to discontinue to list a project for any reason including, but not limited to, violation of the law, defrauding the public, discrimination or ongoing failure to meet satisfactory standards of competence.

Accuracy of Information
Rainbow Health Ontario provides all relevant information about a research project based on information provided by the individual. Every effort has been made to ensure the data contained in the RHO Participate in Researcher Database is as accurate as possible. Records are updated annually and it is the responsibility of the lead researcher on a project to update with corrections and changes in the interim. RHO assumes no responsibility for omissions or errors and reserves the right to edit information to meet the format and standards of the Participate in Research Database.

User Agreement
The information contained in the RHO Participate in Research Database is to be used for individual, personal, non-commercial, and confidential reference purposes only. The RHO Participate in Research Database and its contents are the sole property of Rainbow Health Ontario; and the contents of this Participate in Research Database may not, in whole or in part, be reproduced, copied, disseminated, entered into a computer database, used as part of, or in connection with, a mailing list, or otherwise utilized, in any form or manner, by any means, except for the user’s individual, personal, non-commercial, and confidential reference.