Terms of Service

The Rainbow Health Ontario Researcher Database features profiles of researchers who are full time faculty at an academic institution in Canada, and whose research focuses primarily on LGBT2SQ health issues.

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 participate in this directory and are responsible for the accuracy of their information. All researchers in this database have listed themselves as experienced LGBT researchers and inclusion in this database should not be taken as an indication of the sexual orientation or gender identity of those listed.

RHO does not charge a fee for listing an individual in our Researcher Database, and we have not received any payment for referrals.

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

a) Must have completed their PhD
b) The primary focus of their research must be LGBT2SQ health
c) Must have a faculty position at an academic institution, or be employed full time in a research position in Canada.

Rainbow Health Ontario Researcher Code of Conduct
a) The researcher supports the Mission, Vision, Beliefs and Guiding Principles of Rainbow Health Ontario.
b) The researcher demonstrates respect for a variety of sexual orientations and gender identities and actively supports the rights of LGBT2SQ communities to enjoy full and equal status.
c) The researcher demonstrates respect for people of all races, ethnicities, ages, religious beliefs, dis/abilities, income levels, family status, etc.

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

RHO reserves the right to include or exclude any individual at its discretion. After a decision to exclude a researcher is made, RHO will contact the excluded researcher to explain the reasons for exclusion. RHO also reserves the right to discontinue an individual or organizational listing 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 an based on information provided by the individual. Every effort has been made to ensure the data contained in the RHO LGBT Researcher Database is as accurate as possible. Records are updated annually and it is the responsibility of the listed individuals 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 Researcher Database.

User Agreement
The information contained in the RHO Researcher Database is to be used for individual, personal, non-commercial, and confidential reference purposes only. The RHO Researcher Database and its contents are the sole property of Rainbow Health Ontario; and the contents of this Researcher 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.