Panel on Research Ethics
TCPS 2 interpretations related to the COVID-19 publicly declared emergency
Navigating the Ethics of Human Research
In 2001, Canada's three federal research agencies, CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC, jointly created the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (the Panel) as part of a collaborative effort to promote the ethical conduct of research involving human participants. The Panel develops, interprets and implements the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). Learn more about us
For information on the responsible conduct of research, visit the Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research website.
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Services and information
The Panel on Research Ethics is composed of 12 members drawn from across the country to represent a wide spectrum of expertise and experience in the ethics of human research.
Read the latest responses to written requests for interpretation of the TCPS 2.
The Panel offers a selection of tools to better familiarize yourself with TCPS 2.
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