Consultations: Public Comments on the Proposed Guidance to TCPS 2 (2018)

Consultation: June 15, 2021 – October 4, 2021 (closed)

In June 2021, the Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) released proposed guidance related to the interpretation and implementation of TCPS 2 (2018) for public comment. 69 sets of comments were received – 64 of which have been posted below, as some contributors requested that their comments remain confidential. Comments are posted in the language in which they were received.

PRE appreciates the thoughtful comments submitted by Canada's research community. PRE and the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research will consider this valuable feedback in their deliberations and submit final revisions to the three federal research agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC).


  1. Alcock, Denise
  2. Bergsieker, Hilary
  3. Booth, Frances
  4. Curran, Dorothyann
  5. Evans, Laurel
  6. Gyorkos, Theresa
  7. Hall, Wendy
  8. Kelly, Allison
  9. McGrath, Patrick
  10. Paprica, Alison
  11. Rabinowicz, Noa
  12. Rudnick, Abraham
  13. Toner, Peter
  14. Williams, John

Institutions and Organizations

  1. Association pour la recherche au collégial
  2. Baycrest, Research Ethics Board
  3. BC Cancer, Biospecimen and Biobanking Research Services
  4. British Columbia COVID-19 Clinical Research Coordination Initiative, Clinical Operations and Research Task Force
  5. British Columbia Institute of Technology, Research Ethics Board
  6. Brock University, Office of Research Ethics, Research Ethics Board
  7. Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
  8. Centre of Genomics and Policy
  9. Child Health: Efficiency and Excellence in the Ethics Review of Research
  10. CIHR Ethics Office
  11. Clinical Trials Ontario
  12. Collège La Cité
  13. Concordia University, Research Ethics
  14. Dawson College, Research Ethics Board
  15. Fédération des cégeps
  16. Fonds de recherche du Québec
  17. Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board
  18. Health Data Research Network Canada
  19. Horizon Health Network Human Research Protection Program
  20. Hotıì ts'eeda: Northwest Territories SPOR SUPPORT Unit
  21. Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  22. Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail
  23. McGill University, Centre for Applied Ethics
  24. McGill, Advisory Council on Human Research Ethics
  25. McMaster University, Research Ethics Board
  26. Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Québec
  27. Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board
  28. Ontario Colleges, Heads of Applied Research – Research Ethics Board
  29. Polytechnique Montréal, Comité d'éthique de la recherche
  30. Public Health Ontario, Research Ethics Board
  31. Queen University, Grand Council Treaty, HEC lab and QE3 lab
  32. Queen University, Office of Research Ethics Compliance
  33. Saskatchewan Health Authority, University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan Biomedical and Behavioural Research Ethics Board
  34. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  35. The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  36. Trillium Health Partners, Research Ethics Board
  37. Unity Health Toronto, Research Ethics Board
  38. Université de Sherbrooke, Comité d'éthique de la recherche
  39. University Health Network, Research Ethics Board
  40. University Health Network, Research Quality Integration
  41. University of British Columbia, Affiliated Research Ethics Board
  42. University of Calgary, University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services
  43. University of Manitoba, Human Ethics Resource Committee
  44. University of Ottawa, Research Ethics Board
  45. University of Toronto, Human Research Ethics
  46. University of Victoria, Research Ethics Board
  47. University of Waterloo, Research Ethics Board
  48. Western University, Research Ethics and Compliance
  49. Wilfrid Laurier University, Research Ethics Board
  50. William Osler Health System, Research Ethics Board
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