Holders of a doctoral (or equivalent) degree who are professors or researchers associated with a university or college, or who are full researchers in a health and social services institution in the province of Quebec are eligible to become full researchers.
The status of full researcher is also open to PhDs who are researchers in a Quebec university or health and social services institution leading to a professorship in a Quebec University.
A holder of a doctoral degree, occupying a university position in Quebec or in a Quebec research center, who has been granted research funds or who has published works, is eligible to become an emerging researcher. This status is valid for two years. After this period, emerging researchers are required to apply for a change of status in order to become a full researcher, an associate researcher or a clinician of the REPAR.
A researcher may become an emerging member by applying in writing to REPAR’s Scientific Director, outlining his/her interest in rehabilitation research in a cover letter and submitting his/her curriculum vitae for review. Membership applications are reviewed by the Scientific Council for possible recommendation to the Board of Directors.
Any person who actively participates in the development of research or knowledge transfer with a full or emerging REPAR researcher qualifies as a collaborator. An application must be supported by the research member.
A collaborator may be:
- A clinician: a rehabilitation professional whose main activity is to provide rehabilitation services to clients.
- A manager: a person whose principal activity is to supervise rehabilitation services or related activities.
- A research professional: a professional whose disciplinary, technical or professional contribution is linked to research activity carried out by a REPAR researcher.
- A researcher who is either not a member of or is non-admissible to REPAR: a researcher whose main research activity is not in rehabilitation.
- A retired researcher who, despite no longer holding a professorship, continues to perform research activities in collaboration with one or more network research members.
Students (Master’s degree, doctoral students or postdoctoral trainees) enrolled in a program directed by a REPAR researcher are eligible to become student members of the network. Students must hold REPAR student status and be in good standing to be eligible for the network’s grant program. Students must register at the beginning of each year and specify the researcher who is mentoring them. The application must be supported by the research member directing the student’s work.
Any person, whether representing an organization or not, interested in the network’s activities (e.g. monitoring, rehabilitation, knowledge transfer) who does not actively participate in a research member’s project. The application must be supported by the REPAR director.