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The Panel on Research Ethics – Activities and Resources for 2016

For immediate release –

Ottawa, ON (December 22, 2015)

The Panel on Research Ethics and the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research are creating new educational resources in support of TCPS 2 (2014).

Education -- The TCPS 2 tutorial, Course on Research Ethics (CORE), provides an applied approach to guidance on TCPS 2. It features interactive exercises and multi-disciplinary examples in a media-rich format. An update to CORE is being developed, and it will incorporate policy revisions introduced in TCPS 2 (2014). It is expected to launch in late fall 2016. CORE will be further enhanced by the addition of two new modules: Multi-Jurisdictional Research, and Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada. Both modules will be posted in PDF format until the launch of the revised CORE tutorial.

Interpretations
As part of its ongoing interpretation service, the Secretariat continues to respond to individual requests. A new set of TCPS interpretations will be posted in January 2016.

Evolution
TCPS is revised periodically in order to provide relevant guidance that keeps pace with emerging ethical issues. TCPS 2 was revised in December 2014, and work continues on areas such as population and public health, clinical trials, material incidental findings, and the appropriate review of cell line research.

The Secretariat continues to support two Panels – the Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) and the Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research (PRCR). For additional information on either panel, new educational resources, or further revisions to TCPS 2 and the RCR Framework, please contact:

Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5 Canada

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