Consultations: Public Comments on the Proposed Changes to TCPS 2 (2014)

Consultation: October 14, 2016 to January 31, 2017 (closed)

In October 2016, the Panel on Research Ethics released proposed changes to TCPS 2 (2014) to the public for comment. Written comments were accepted until January 31, 2017. All comments received are posted below unless the contributor requested that they remain confidential. (Of the 72 comments received, 65 are posted.) Comments are posted in the language in which they were received.

The Panel appreciates the thoughtful responses submitted by Canada's research community. This valuable feedback will now be taken into consideration as the Panel and Secretariat prepare recommendations to the federal research Agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) that are responsible for approving revisions to TCPS 2 (2014).


  1. Anonymous
  2. Biden, E.
  3. Campbell, V.
  4. Caric, N.
  5. Frideres, J.
  6. Honsberger, N.
  7. Krogh, C.
  8. Ledoux, S.
  9. Leslie, J.
  10. Lipton, M.
  11. Lloyd, B.A.
  12. MacPhee, A.
  13. McDonald, M.
  14. Oman, N.
  15. Rudnick, A.
  16. van den Hoonaard, W.C.
  17. Williams, J.

Institutions and Organizations

  1. Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC)
  2. Baylis, Herder, Lemmens
  3. Bishops University
  4. Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB)
  5. Carleton University REBs
  6. Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Standing Committee on Ethics
  7. Child Rights Academic Network (CRAN)
  8. Clinical Trials Ontario
  9. Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick
  10. Comité d'éthique de la recherche en santé (CERES) de l'Université de Montréal
  11. Concordia University Office of Research
  12. Fonds de recherche du Québec
  13. Fraser Health Authority REB
  14. Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada REB
  15. Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  16. Institute of Work Health
  17. International Development Research Centre (IRDC)
  18. Langara REB
  19. McGill University - Advisory Council on Human Research Ethics
  20. McGill University Health Centre - Centre for Applied Ethics
  21. McGill University - Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine
  22. McMaster University REB
  23. Mount Saint Vincent University REB
  24. Nanaandawewigamig Research Team
  25. Niagara College REB
  26. Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  27. Ottawa Statement on the Design and Conduct of Cluster Randomized Trials - Authors and Others
  28. Provincial Health Research Ethics Board in Newfoundland and Labrador
  29. Public Health Ontario Ethics Services Office and Ethics Review Board
  30. Queens University Research Services
  31. Regional Health Authority - Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region
  32. Unité de soutien à la recherche axée sur le patient
  33. Université de Sherbrooke
  34. Université Laval - Comité universitaire d’éthique de la recherche et le Vice-rectorat à la recherche et à la création
  35. Université du Québec
  36. University of Alberta Research Ethics Office
  37. University of British Columbia - Research Ethics Office
  38. University of British Columbia - Behavioural REB
  39. University of British Columbia - Clinical REB
  40. University of Calgary - Conjoint REB
  41. University of Toronto - Office of Research Innovation
  42. University of Victoria REB
  43. University of Windsor REB
  44. University of Ontario Institute of Technology REB
  45. University of Ottawa - Office of Research Ethics and Integrity
  46. University of Waterloo - Office of Research and six faculties
  47. Wilfrid Laurier University
  48. York University and Canadian Red Cross
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