Government of Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

SRCR Expands Interpretation Service

For immediate release –

Ottawa, ON (April 17, 2014)

New service – new interpretations
The Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research (SRCR) provides a popular interpretation service on the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). Questions posed by the research community are answered online, based on the advice of the Panel on Research Ethics (PRE). Now, SRCR is pleased to offer a similar interpretation service on the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct Of Research (RCR Framework), based on the advice of the Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research (PRCR).

RCR Framework interpretations now available
PRCR has posted its first two interpretations, which focus on the definition of “breach” and on the distinction between an inquiry and an investigation.

New TCPS 2 interpretation posted
This new interpretation addresses the obligation of institutions to support researchers in maintaining promises of confidentiality.

Submitting requests for interpretations
Do you have a policy-related question concerning TCPS 2 or the RCR Framework? Try consulting your institutional resources or our interpretation pages. If you need further guidance, you can request an interpretation. Simply send an e-mail to the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research. Please provide your contact information to help us respond to your question.

Stay up-to-date
SRCR posts new interpretations periodically. If you’d like to be notified, please add your name to our subscription list.

For more information, please contact:
Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5 Canada

- 30 -