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Expected Release Date for the 2nd Edition of the TCPS: December 2010

Ottawa (August 12, 2010)

The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (the Panel) submitted their final version of the revised draft 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2) in late summer 2010 to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), or “the Agencies,” for their consideration and approval.

The Panel anticipates that the Agency approval process will be complete by December 2010. The 1st edition of the TCPS continues to be the official human research ethics policy of the Agencies until the release of TCPS 2.

Additional information will be announced as soon as it is available.

Secretariat on Research Ethics
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5