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Course Related Research Ethics

Conducting thorough and cutting-edge research requires that you first educate yourself on ethical research practices. Whether you are looking for guidance, request forms or tutorials, below are the tools needed to conduct ethical research.

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Ethics Review Requirements (PDF)

For research that is subject to review, ethics approval must be obtained prior to the starting
any research activities involving human participants. Find research definitions, explanations of responsibilities, and information on ethics protocol.

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Student Researcher Responsibilities (PDF)

This form explores the various policies and protocol concerning student researchers conducting work with human participants.

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Course-Related Research Involving Human Participants (DOCX)

This form should be completed by students conducting course-related research involving human participants.

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Informed Consent Form Template (DOCX)

Students can use this form to detail the purpose of research, the manner in which it will be conducted and several other piece of key information for potential study participants.

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Request for Renewal of Ethics Approval (DOCX)

Graduate/undergraduate students conducting course-based research can use this form to request renewal of an approved ethics protocol and/or outline any changes to research methodology for the relevant Delegated Ethics Review Committee.

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Amendment Request Form (DOC)

Student researchers can request for an approved ethics protocol to be changed through completing this form and submitting it to the relevant Delegated Ethics Review Committee.

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TCPS Tutorial

This course on research ethics is a media-rich learning experience that features interactive exercises and multi-disciplinary examples. Consisting of eight interactive modules ranging from Core Principles to Research Ethics Board (REB) review, it is designed primarily for the use of researchers and REB members – though anyone may take this course and print their own certificate of completion free of charge.

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In-Class Forms

In-class ethics forms should be sent to Estee Fresco, Susan Driver and our Undergraduate Program Assistant.