Research Ethics Board

The University of Prince Edward Island follows the national standards outlined by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TSPS 2), December 2010.

Additional Guidance is provided by:

The On-line Tutorial for the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2)

All researchers completing research involving human participants will now be required to complete the on-line TCPS2 Tutorial and to submit a copy of their certificate with their submission to the Research Ethics Board. Researchers who do not submit their certificate will receive a conditional approval until they have completed the tutorial and submitted their certificate to Research Services (

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