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Research Ethics Training

We encourage you to stay up to date with Research Ethics and the TCPS 2, by taking any of the following training sessions.

The TCPS 2 Webinars

The following webinars explore important TCPS 2 topics as identified by the research community. The webinars have been recorded for viewing at your convenience.

What’s new in TCPS 2?

Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Secretariat on Research Ethics, highlights the differences between the first and second editions of the TCPS, by chapter.

Scope of Research Ethics Review

Using examples, Wendy Burgess, Policy Analyst, provides guidelines on how to determine when research is exempt from REB review and the differences between research and quality assurance.

Governance of Research Ethics Review

Hanan Abdel-Akher, Senior Policy Analyst, highlights changes in TCPS 2 relevant to the governance of research ethics review. Topics include research ethis board mandate, authority and membership amont others.

Qualitative Research

Wendy Burgess, Policy Analyst, will explore TCPS 2 issues that are particularly germane to qualitative research, such as emergent design, observational studies, creative practice and the use of deception in research.

To view one of these recorded webinars offered by The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics, please see

The TCPS 2 Tutorial

The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics has launched an online tutorial, TCPS 2: Course on Research Ethics (CORE). CORE is an educational resource primarily for researchers and research ethics board members. It is designed to be done independently, and can be completed at the user’s own pace, in a single session or a series of sessions – it includes case studies, multi-disciplinary examples and media excerpts.

Please select Dawson College as your institution and use your institution-specific email (e.g. and not Hotmail, Gmail or other private accounts, when you log in to create your CORE account.

TCPS 2 Interpretations

The first selection of TCPS 2 interpretations, compiled from responses to questions of general interest, has been posted. These interpretations can be found at Further interpretations will be added periodically.

Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB)

CAREB hosts an annual national conference and periodic regional conferences. The association also moderates a listserv where current issues in Canadian research ethics are discussed.

Last Modified: August 13, 2014


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