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2018 OHRP EXPLORATORY WORKSHOP: Meeting New Challenges in informed consent in Clinical Research (Sept 7, 2018)

OHRP Exploratory Workshop: Meeting New Challenges in informed consent in Clinical Research The OHRP Exploratory Workshop is a new initiative designed to provide a forum for intellectual exchange within the research community on important issues related to human subjects protections. The workshop will bring together experts from diverse perspectives to discuss challenges for informed consent and […]

Draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

UPDATED The three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (the agencies)—have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data […]

Health Canada consultation on possible changes to its requirement with respect to Research Ethics Board (REB) approval for sponsors of clinical investigations (i.e., investigational testing) involving medical devices

Health Canada is currently considering changes to its requirement with respect to Research Ethics Board (REB) approval for sponsors of clinical investigations (i.e., investigational testing) involving medical devices. Due to the current Medical Device Regulations, the Medical Devices Bureau (MDB) cannot issue an authorization for investigational testing until evidence of REB approval has been received. […]

Portage Releases Draft Institutional RDM Strategy Template

Portage Releases Draft Institutional RDM Strategy Template March 01, 2018 – In response to the anticipated Tri-Agency research data management (RDM) policy, the Portage Institutional RDM Strategy Working Group has released a draft template and supporting guidance document that are designed to assist Canadian research institutions in developing an overarching strategy for RDM. These resources will exist as living […]

TCPS 2: Consultation Comments Posted/EPTC 2 : Commentaires sur les changements proposés…

TCPS 2: Comments on Proposed Changes Pertaining to Research Involving Human Cells and Cell Lines The Panel on Research Ethics proposed changes to TCPS 2 pertaining to research involving human cells and cell lines. A period for public consultation was held from October 17, 2017 to January 5, 2018. All comments received in that consultation are […]

Montreal 2018

Montreal 2018 Apr 26, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018 The 2018 Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB-ACCER) National Conference & AGM were held at the Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth in Montreal. Please note: If you would like to access conference slides, please click on each individual session below.  Only slides given permission to post have been posted. […]

PRE Announces New Educational Resources for Participants

Taking Part in Research : A new set of educational resources The Panel on Research Ethics is pleased to announce a new set of educational resources to assist current and prospective participants in their choices about taking part in research. The resources, a brochure and frequently asked questions, are available online for use by the general public, researchers, […]

TCPS 2 (2014): Consultation

The Panel on Research Ethics seeks feedback on a set of proposed changes to the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans – TCPS 2 (2014). This set of proposed revisions pertains to research involving human cells and cell lines. Written comments on the proposed changes will be accepted until January 5, 2018. All comments received […]