The CLSA has a governance structure in place to support effective ongoing management of the CLSA. Details on CLSA committees are available on the Governance section of the CLSA website.
The CLSA reports on progress annually to the CIHR Oversight Committee. The CLSA Oversight Committee’s mandate is to monitor progress and potential risks associated with CLSA’s implementation, at the overall initiative level, to ensure that the CLSA achieves its stated milestones and objectives.
The mandate of the CIHR Advisory Committee on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is to:
- provide independent, critical advice to the CLSA Scientific Management Team on actions and best practices to address ethical, legal and social issues in carrying out the approved CLSA protocol;
- contribute to the advancement of ELSI knowledge related to the CLSA and similar CIHR-funded, population-based, longitudinal studies, databases and biobanks, including but not limited to the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA); and
- facilitate dissemination of ELSI knowledge to the external community of relevant stakeholders and other cohorts.
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