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Early Release for Public Comment – TCPS Chapter 9: “Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada”

Written comments on the revised TCPS chapter on research involving Aboriginal peoples will be accepted until March 1, 2010.

 

Ottawa, ON (November 18, 2009)–The Panel on Research Ethics announces the early release of the revised version of Chapter 9 of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) for further public comment. Chapter 9 focuses on research involving Aboriginal Peoples. The early release of this chapter is provided in response to requests made by a number of individuals and groups in the Aboriginal community and the research community at large.

During the current comment period, national Aboriginal organizations are invited to consult with their own constituencies regarding the chapter. First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and researchers engaged with them are especially encouraged to respond.

The complete revised draft 2nd edition of the TCPS will be made public in December 2009. A final draft 2nd edition of the TCPS will be provided to the three federal research Agencies in the Spring of 2010.

Comment Submissions
Written comments on the revised Chapter 9 will be accepted until March 1, 2010.

Please include your name with your submission. It is our intention to post all comments on the revised draft 2nd edition of the TCPS, including Chapter 9, on the Panel’s website after the closing of the comment period. If you do not wish to have your comments posted, please indicate that clearly in your submission.

Download a copy of revised Chapter 9 of draft 2nd edition of the TCPS. For background information on the Aboriginal Research Ethics Initiative, visit AREI-IERA.

Submit your written comments by e-mail at draft2e@pre.ethics.gc.ca, by fax to
613-996-7117 or mail your comments to:

Interagency Secretariat on Research Ethics
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5


For additional information, please visit pre.ethics.gc.ca or contact:

Heather Dana Munroe
Communications Officer
Secretariat on Research Ethics
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5
(613) 996-2569
hdm@pre.ethics.gc.ca