Michel Bergeron is a consultant in ethics and the responsible conduct in research. He is an Associate Professor with the Social and Preventive Medicine Department of the Public Health School, Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Quebec’s Commission on the ethics of science and technology where he co-chairs a working committee on big data and the public administration. He is a regular member knowledgeable in ethics with Polytechnique Montréal’s REB, chair of Collège La Cité’s REB, in Ottawa, and a substitute member knowledgeable in ethics with Université de Montréal’s REB in Sciences and Health. He is Director – Education with CAREB-ACCER and member of the consultative committee of Initiative CLARET, a study on the information and consent processes in a learning Health System context.
Retired Ethicist from Université de Montréal since 2014, he was member on the Panel in Research Ethics from 2007-2015. He contributed to the writing of the 2010 and 2014 versions of the Tri-Council Policy Statement. Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2). From 2005-2013, he initiated, was the 1st president and the member of the executive, Sub-committee on Universiry Research Ethics of the Quebec’s Conference of University Rectors and Principals. He was coresearcher in projects on the valorization of research results, the creation of a critical mass of specialists in bioethics in Subsaharan French-speeking countries and of the development of research ethics and REBs, mainly in Benin.
Michel Bergeron published close to 40 papers and has done more than 130 presentations on ethics, most of them on research ethics.