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The TCPS 2 Tutorial
Course on Research Ethics (CORE)

CORE provides an applied approach to the guidance provided in TCPS 2. This self-paced course is a media-rich learning experience that features interactive exercises and multi-disciplinary examples. CORE consists of eight modules ranging from Core Principles to REB Review. It is designed primarily for the use of researchers and REB members – though anyone may take this course and print their own certificate of completion.

How to Access TCPS 2: CORE

The media components of CORE require the following software:

Adobe Flash Player
winamp imageMP3 Software

To begin the tutorial, click the following button.

Best viewed at a screen
resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

If TCPS 2: CORE is a Requirement …

If you are a member of a research institution that has made this tutorial a requirement (e.g. as a prerequisite for thesis approval or REB review, for course credit, etc.), please:

  • use your institution-specific email address in your account set-up (e.g.

  • identify your institution.

If the name of your institution does not appear in the drop-down list, select “Other” and enter it manually. This information is necessary for your institution to verify that you have completed CORE; your completion certificate alone may not be sufficient for this purpose.

We hope you enjoy this learning opportunity. and we welcome your comments on the user satisfaction survey that is available upon completion of the tutorial. #