All Queen’s University graduate students, undergraduate students, staff and faculty members are encouraged to take an online tutorial about the practical application of Canada's national standard of ethics for research involving human participants. This tutorial spells out important principles and examples from the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2nd Edition). The Course on Research Ethics (CORE) is used Canada-wide and internationally. Therefore, it is important to follow the instructions carefully so that your information is captured in the Queen’s University database.
On first access to CORE via the URL above, login with your Queen’s Net ID or your other email address. Be sure to identify yourself as a member of Queen’s University. Because this system is housed outside of Queen’s, you must await receipt of a return email to formally register you as a new CORE user. After that, it’s easy. Enjoy.
There are eight modules in CORE (plus a pre- and post- knowledge-based questions as part of an optional research project if interested). The Modules are interactive and interesting with the total on-line tutorial requiring about 4 hours to complete. But, here is the most important thing!
There is a certificate at the end of the CORE program. It is critical that you save that certificate as your proof that you completed the course. Graduate students, undergraduate students and research staff are required to submit this certificate when submitting projects for research ethics approval from the HSREB, GREB or Unit REBs. This tutorial is a mandatory course (SGS804) for all graduate students engaging in research involving human participants and it will appear on your transcript if you register for it.
A small number of you may have partially completed your CHRPP Program already (based on TCPS 1st edition). The CHRPP program is available to you until August 1, 2011 (only to those who need to complete the course for credit). For previous CHRPP completers, you may use this access point to print off another copy of your certificate until August 2012.