Selected Publications on Research Ethics, Science Policy, and the Governance of Research Involving Humans

Igor Gontcharov. Qualitative Ethics in a Positivist Frame: The Canadian Experience 1998-2014. In The Sage Handbook on Qualitative Research Ethics. Edited by Martin Tolich and Ron Iphofen. Sage Publications, 2017 (forthcoming). [View draft]

Igor Gontcharov. A New Wave of Positivism in the Social Sciences: Regulatory Capture and Conceptual Constraints in the Governance of Research Involving Humans (October 31, 2016). Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10/2017. Available at SSRN: or

Igor Gontcharov, Lindsey MacDonald.  Alternative Models of Ethical Governance: The 2016 New Brunswick-Otago Declaration on Research Ethics. New Zealand Journal Sociology 31(4), 2016; also available as Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 70/2016. [View]

Igor Gontcharov. “The Eclipse of ‘Human Subjects’ and the Rise of ‘Human Participants’ in Research Involving Humans,” in Ethics Rupture: Exploring Alternatives to Formal Research-Ethics Review, edited by van den Hoonaard, Will C. and Hamilton, Ann. University of Toronto Press, 2016. [View]

Igor Gontcharov. Methodological Crisis in the Social Sciences: The New Brunswick Declaration as a New Paradigm in Research Ethics Governance? Transnational Legal Theory, 2013 4 (1). [View]

Igor Gontcharov. “Doing Right when Doing Good: Ethics in Research” (Case Study) in Liora Salter, Understanding Decisions That Matter: A Guide to Research, 2017 (Forthcoming).

Igor Gontcharov. Observers, Community and Legal Members on REBs: Examining the Ethics of the Regulators of Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans (June 16, 2014). Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 36/2014. Available at SSRN: