The Panel on Research Ethics has released the newly updated TCPS 2 (2018). The updated policy includes new guidance, topics moved from clinical trials (Chapter 11), clarifications, terminology changes, and corrections. The updated policy is accompanied by Highlights of changes: Summary of revisions in TCPS 2 (2018) and How to Address Material Incidental Findings.

Some key updates include:

·        new guidance on research involving communities;

·        requiring ethics review for course-based research activities;

·        clarification of institutional responsibilities in supporting researchers being legally compelled to disclose confidential participant information;

·        clarification of ethics review requirement for pilot studies;

·        clarification regarding exemption of research involving information that is publicly available through legislation or regulation or that is in the public domain;

·        details on the management of material incidental findings in different circumstances; and

·        distinguishing the role of the principal investigator in the context of multi-jurisdictional research.

OCAD University researchers are encouraged to review the updated policy and accompanying documents.

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Policy Update: Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
Thursday November 14th, 2019

The Panel on Research Ethics has released the newly updated TCPS 2 (2018). The updated policy includes new guidance, topics moved from clinical trials (Chapter 11), clarifications, terminology changes, and corrections. The updated policy is accompanied by Highlights of changes: Summary of revisions in TCPS 2 (2018) and How to Address Material Incidental Findings.

Some key updates include:

·        new guidance on research involving communities;

·        requiring ethics review for course-based research activities;

·        clarification of institutional responsibilities in supporting researchers being legally compelled to disclose confidential participant information;

·        clarification of ethics review requirement for pilot studies;

·        clarification regarding exemption of research involving information that is publicly available through legislation or regulation or that is in the public domain;

·        details on the management of material incidental findings in different circumstances; and

·        distinguishing the role of the principal investigator in the context of multi-jurisdictional research.

OCAD University researchers are encouraged to review the updated policy and accompanying documents.

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