Queen's students and researchers are now able to take an online tutorial about the practical application of Canada's national standard of ethics for research involving human participants: The Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS).
Called CHRPP (Course in Human Research Participant Protection), the tutorial is intended for a wide audience including research administrators and educators, graduate students, research assistants, and active investigators.
This is a non-credit, web-based online tutorial providing practical application of Canada's national standard of ethics for research involving human participants. The course is comprised of modules including principles of ethical conduct, the rights of research subjects, assessing risk/benefit, informed consent and the ethics approval process. Graduate students undertaking research involving humans should complete all modules before the research work is begun.
To access the course go to: https://webapp.queensu.ca/chrpp/
To register for the course so it will appear on your transcript please add it to your course load using an Academic Change Form - SGS 804
Any research project involving human subjects, whether funded or not, must receive ethics approval of the General Research Ethics Board [GREB]. To determine if your project requires ethics approval consult either the Tri-Council Policy Statement or the Ethics Office.
The following link will guide you through the process of applying for ethics approval: