School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

CORE Online Tutorial

If your research involves human participants, you are required to complete a short online tutorial known as the Course on Research Ethics (CORE).   Graduate students engaging in research involving human participants must register in the non-credit course SGS-804.  When the CORE online tutorial is successfully completed, SGS-804 will be denoted with a P (Pass) on the Queen’s University transcript. There is a certificate at the end of the CORE program, which students must save as proof that they completed the training and have passed SGS-804. Graduate students will also be required to submit this certificate when submitting projects for research ethics approval.

More information, and a link to the CORE online tutorial, can be found on the University Research Services’ website 

At Queen’s University, any research project that involves human subjects must receive ethics approval of one of the university’s Ethics Board prior to the start of the project.  Health Sciences students submit to the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board (HSREB).  For details, go to the REB section of the Office of Research Services website  

Non-health sciences students submit to the General Research Ethics Board (GREB). For details, go to the GREB section of the Office of Research Services website  

To determine if your planned research project requires this approval, contact the General Research Ethics Office