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Panel on Research Ethics

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 (PRE or 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).

What's New

Taking Part in Research - Educational Resources
(December 2017)

Deadline Extended: Consultation on Research Involving Human Cells and Cell Lines (November 2017)

For a limited time: free print copies of TCPS 2 (2014)
(October 2017)

Consultation - Research Involving Human Cells and Cell Lines (October 2017)

TCPS 2 (2014) - Consultation Comments Posted
(April 2017)

New Additions to TCPS 2 Interpretations (November 2016)