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Research Ethics

The 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, or "TCPS 2 has been released.

The HSREB/GREB Ethics Electronic System is live!

Find updates, information about training sessions, online tutorials, user manuals etc. for the Queen's Ethics e-system here.




Human Ethics Review Boards

Health Sciences Research Ethics Board (REB)

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General Research Ethics Board (Social Sciences and Humanities) (GREB)  

New Online Tutorial on Human Participant Research Ethics Now Available to All Queen's Students and Staff

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:Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). The Course in Human research Participant Protection (CHRPP) is intended for a wide audience including research administrators and educators, graduate stuidents, research assistants, and active investigators. Featuring real examples of ethics dilemmas in research situations, radio and television interviews with researchers and participants, and interactive exercises. CHRPP is a practical, applied aproach to developing a culture of research ethics. the last module is a detailed tour of the ethics review process for both the General Research Ethics Board (GREB) and the Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Board (HSREB) - a very useful resource for all researchers at Queen's University.

This tutorial will become a mandatory course (SGS804) for all graduate students engaging in research involving human participants as of September 2009. All students who complete the course now will see it added to their transcript and will be able to print a certificate for their records and for inclusion in their ethics review application.

Other research institutions have expressed interest in making CHRPP available to their researchers and a licensing package for the tutorial is currently in the works. See the CHRPP brochure for more information.

Tri-Council Policy on Ethics Review

Release for Final Public Comment - Revised Draft 2nd Edition of the TCPS

The Interagency Panel on Research Ethics announces the release of the revised draft 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) for further public comment. The complete revised draft 2nd edition of the TCPS is now available. This TCPS  has many clarifications and changes to ethical conduct for research involving humans. All comments on the revised draft 2nd edition of the TCPS will be posted publicly on the Panel's website after the closing of the comment period.

Secretariat on Research Ethics
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5
(613) 996-2569

TCPS Tutorial

Federalwide Assurance Number (PDF)(12.2 KB)

Clinical Trials Registration (PDF) (37.7 KB)

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000