Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
Working with Tri-Council, the University of Calgary is committed to ensuring our research community operates from a strong, ethical foundation. With the release of the updated Tri-Council Policy Statement 2, a new training tool has been launched: the Course on Research Ethics (CORE)Tutorial.
Adhering to the TCPS2 guidelines helps foster a community of conscientious researchers who carry out research in an ethically sound environment and are aware of how to ethically conduct research involving humans.
Retroactive to 2012 a successful ethics certification application requires new faculty and graduate students to include the CORE Tutorial certificate. Current staff will be encouraged to complete the tutorial with their next ethics certification; U of C faculty must demonstrate they have completed training by 2015.
Accessible online, the CORE Tutorial is a straightforward, concise and efficient eight (8) module course. Researchers need only register and proceed to the tutorial. Once the tutorial is complete a certificate is issued. When you register, please use your institution email address (email@example.com).
The TCPS2 CORE Tutorial At-A-Glance
- Online Tutorial located on the Panel on Research Ethics website.
- Retroactive to 2012 for new faculty and graduate students and by 2015 for current faculty. The CORE Tutorial certificate, issued upon successful completion of the online training, is a required supporting document when submitting an ethics application.
- When engaging in research involving humans, research must be conducted in a fashion that adheres to Tri-Council's guidelines and stipulations. The tutorial provides background and awareness needed to ensure research project meet ethical standards.
- Next steps:
- Register an account
- Start the three-hour, basic online tutorial
- Multiple choice with a certificate upon successful completion
- Eight (8) models focusing on TCPS2 guidance applicable to all research across discipline and methodology
- Self-paced - researchers can complete the course over time or all at once
Tips and Tricks
Questions? Please email REB.firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ethics Support at (403) 220-2297