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Panel on Research Ethics

Navigating the Ethics of Human Research

In 2001, Canada's three federal research agencies, CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC, jointly created the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE or the Panel) as part of a collaborative effort to promote the ethical conduct of research involving human participants.

The Panel develops, interprets and implements the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS).

What's New

REMINDER: TCPS 2 (2014) - Consultation Open until January 31, 2017 (January 2017)

New Additions to TCPS 2 Interpretations (November 2016)

TCPS 2 (2014) - Proposed Changes for Public Consultation (October 2016)

Available: free print copies of TCPS 2 (2014) (August 2016)

TCPS 2 CORE Tutorial: Two New Modules Released in .pdf Format (April 2016)