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Receive ethics guidance through online TCPS 2: CORE training

Developed by the Goverment of Canada's top research ethics panel of external advisory experts, the TCPS 2: CORE (Course on Research Ethics) Training promotes awareness and education when conducting research involving humans. TCPS 2: CORE is an online interactive training module delivery with no prerequisites - anyone may take course.  You can complete course in about three hours, and print your own certificate of completion.

Who is required to complete the CORE training certification?

  • All researchers who intend to engage in research with human participants
  • All UFV undergrad and graduate students conducting research involving human participants
  • All main team members on an HREB application
  • Anyone sitting on the HREB or any delegated HREB review committee

CORE tutorial as part of students' course-based work

HREB recommends faculty include completion of the CORE tutorial as a compotent of their students course-based work especially course-designated classes with a research component. Instructors must keep student CORE certificates on file for the duration of the course-designated approval term. TCPS 2 certificates can then be verified if requested.

All team members on a UFV HREB application are required to complete the TCPS2 CORE tutorial prior to submitting a request for research ethics review. All students enrolled in an HREB approved research course or working directly with human participants as a research asssistant must complete CORE as well.

For students enrolled in a research course, please submit your CORE certificate to your instructor. All students must register for CORE using their UFV student e-mail address and select UFV as their host institution. TCPS2 CORE completion will be verified randomly.

Taking Part in Research

Taking part in research or joining a study as a participant? Want to educate your students on what they should look out for as a participant? Or maybe you want to see what participants should be asking about before joining your study? The Panel on Research Ethics has provided this great resource. The information is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Taking Part in Research Brochure

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