Ethics Training

Mandatory Training

TCPS 2 CORE training is expected for all individuals who engage in research involving humans. PIs and supervisors are required to be familiar with TCPS 2 guidelines and are responsible for ensuring that any trainees conducting research under their supervision adhere to the guidelines and policies. Any graduate students, and medical residents are required to have completed the on-line tutorial before submitting an application for REB approval.  This training is free and requires about 2 hours to complete.

Certificates of completion do not need to be included in the REB application, but copies should be printed and retained by the study supervisor to ensure GCP compliance.

Investigators conducting research funded by NIH or any other US agency may be required to complete the training through the NIH office of extramural research

Suggested Training

Ethics education and training will help to improve the quality and efficacy of your application. For new researchers we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the basic ethics process here at UBC. The CREB board has two webinars designed to assist you with a basic understanding of the UBC REB process.

Additional Training

The CREB and VCHRI are currently offering a number of ethics training options for researchers wishing to find out more about how to navigate RISe (hands on workshop), informed consent and the secondary use of data. These sessions are open to any member of the Department of Medicine.
For more information about current training programs please consult the VCHRI webpage.