Consultations: Public Comments on the Proposed Changes to TCPS 2 (2014)
Research Involving Human Cells and Cell Lines

Consultation: October 17, 2017 to January 5, 2018 (closed)

In October 2017, the Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) released proposed TCPS 2 changes to the public for comment.  These changes pertain to research involving human cells and cell lines. All comments received are posted below unless the contributor requested that they remain confidential. Of the 39 comments received, 33 are posted. Comments are posted in the language in which they were received.

PRE will consider this valuable feedback in its deliberations and submit its final proposed revisions to the federal research agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) for approval.


  1. Armstrong, James
  2. Campbell, Melanie
  3. Douville, Pierre
  4. Frideres, Jim
  5. Heesters, Ann M.
  6. Mes-Masson, Anne-Marie
  7. Williams, John

Institutions and Organizations

  1. Brock University, Research Ethics Board
  2. Bruyère Continuing Care, Research Ethics Board
  3. Canadian Blood Services, Research Ethics Board
  4. Canadian Tissue Repository Network
  5. Cancer Control Alberta
  6. Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, Bureau de l'éthique de la recherche
  7. Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Ouest-de-L'Ile-de-Montréal, Bureau de l'examen de la recherche
  8. Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine Novel Tech Ethics
  9. Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Research Ethics Board
  10. International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories
  11. Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Office of Research
  12. Mc Gill University, Centre of Genomics and Policy
  13. McGill University, Health Centre, Centre for Applied Ethics
  14. Université de Montréal, Comité d'éthique de la recherche en santé
  15. Université de Sherbrooke, Comité institutionnel d'éthique de la recherche avec des êtres humains
  16. Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  17. Université Laval, Bureau de la recherche et de la création
  18. University Health Network, Arthritis Program and Osteoarthritis Biobank
  19. University of Alberta Office of Research
  20. University of British Columbia, Biospecimen and Biobanking Research Services
  21. University of British Columbia, Research Ethics Office
  22. University of Manitoba, Research Ethics Board
  23. University of Saskatchewan, Research Ethics Office
  24. University of Toronto
  25. University of Victoria, Human Research Ethics Board
  26. Western University, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
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