Final Public Comment on the TCPS – March 1, 2010

The Interagency Panel on Research Ethics announces the release of the revised draft 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) for further public comment.

The complete revised draft 2nd edition of the TCPS is now available.

The Panel is now offering this second comment period to provide the public with a final opportunity to provide feedback on the policy statement before the draft is submitted to the three federal agencies – Canada Institutes on Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – in the Spring of 2010.

Chapter 9, “Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada,” was released in November 2009, in advance of the rest of the Policy, in light of the substantial changes made to this chapter and in response to requests made by a number of individuals and groups in the Aboriginal community and the research community at large. Some changes have been made to Chapter 9 since its November release. To compare the November 2009 version of Chapter 9 with the December 2009 version, visit Chapter 9 Comparison.

For further comparison between the draft 2nd edition (2008) and the revised draft 2nd edition of the TCPS (2009), consult the Table of Concordance and the Highlights of Changes.

Comment Submissions

Written comments on the revised draft 2nd edition of the TCPS will be accepted until March 1, 2010.

Please include your name with your submission. All comments on the revised draft 2nd edition of the TCPS will be posted publicly on the Panel’s website after the closing of the comment period. If you do not wish to have your comments posted, please indicate that clearly in your submission.

Submit your written comments by e-mail at draft2e@pre.ethics.gc.ca, by fax to 613-996-7117 or mail your comments to the address below:


Secretariat on Research Ethics
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5
(613) 996-2569

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