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Past Events

Past TCPS Consultations

December 2009 - March 2010 Consultation (Closed)

In December 2009, the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics released a revised version of the draft 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) to the public for comment. 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.

Written comments were accepted until March 1, 2010. As promised in the invitation, all comments on the revised draft 2nd edition of the TCPS were posted unless the contributor indicated otherwise. Comments are posted in the language in which they were received.

The Panel prepared a final draft based on these comments, which it submitted to CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC by the end of August 2010 for their consideration and approval.

December 2008 - June 2009 Consultation (Closed)

In December 2008, the Panel proposed a major revision to the 1st edition of the TCPS (1998) in keeping with its mandate to ensure the Policy is a living, evolving document. From December 2008 to June 2009, the Panel received significant feedback on the draft, both orally and in writing. Panel members participated in 58 events attended by approximately 1,800 people in 17 cities. The research community submitted over 1,000 pages of feedback. The following is the schedule of the 2009 Regional Consultation Tour.

PDF TCPS Regional Consultation Tour Schedule 2009 (PDF, 28 KB)