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About Research Ethics

Q:How does PRE advance the interests of participants in human research and benefit the research ethics community of Canada?
PRE’s work and advice on the TCPS advances diverse interests integral to the ethics of human research and is designed to promote and protect the interests of research participants. Its emphasis on an inclusive process for studying and developing new ethics norms applies the views and needs of participants to the evolution of the TCPS. PRE advocates modern TCPS ethics guidelines that are respectful of the dignity, welfare and rights of research participants.

Optimal implementation of the TCPS advances high ethical conduct, accountability in research ethics and public trust. Through its work to maintain the TCPS as a living document, PRE seeks to ensure the continuing relevance of the guidelines for the benefit of the broader research ethics community.