The Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research has announced the publication of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans – TCPS 2 (2022). TCPS 2 (2022) replaces TCPS 2 (2018) as the official human research ethics policy of Canada’s research funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC).
TCPS 2 (2022) includes guidance on the following research ethics themes (see also Highlights of changes):
- Broad consent for the storage of data and human biological materials for future unspecified research (Chapters 3 and 12);
- Streamlining multi-jurisdictional research ethics review of minimal risk research (Chapter 8)
Copies of TCPS 2 (2022) may be printed or downloaded from the Panel on Research Ethics’ website.