Researchers, Research Team members, and Students:
Please note that by September 2011 all submissions made to any of the five (5) University of Manitoba Research Ethics Boards (REBs) for protocol or project review and approval will require completion of the TCPS 2: Course on Research Ethics (Core). Policy development specific to this proposal is underway by the Ethics Policy Implementation Committee (EPIC).
CORE is an on-line tutorial that provides contemporary review of issues related to the conduct of safe and ethical conduct of research with humans. EPIC works to ensure that this resource is available to the University community and that a standard level of research training is achieved before REB approval is given to a researcher working with humans. While it is recognized that many researchers will have already completed the older version of the on-line Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) tutorial, or other tutorials specific to Research with Humans, completion of CORE remains a condition of REB review and approval as of September 2011.
All Students, Researchers and Faculty at the University of Manitoba are encouraged to work, at their own pace, through the modules of the CORE tutorial. It is estimated that it will take one between 3 and 5 hours to complete. A certificate is made available for those who complete all modules. Researchers and students are asked to print and retain a copy of the certificate for verification of completion. One copy (submitted once) will be required to accompany the submission of a project for REB review. Also, some courses may require completion of the CORE tutorial.
The CORE tutorial is now available for completion with links located at the U of M Research, Human Ethics, and Quality Assurance (Human Research) websites.
The Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the EPIC team trust that you will find the CORE tutorial a useful and interesting research resource.
Thank you, in advance, for your support.
National Institutes of Health Online Tutorial - "Human Participants Protection for Research Teams"
This course must be completed for any key personnel listed on the grant/contract for USA federally funded studies (e.g. NIH, Centers for Disease Control, Us Army, etc).
This free tutorial can be completed in approximately 3 hours (it has log-in and log-out capabilities that it does not need to be completed in one sitting) and provides a printable Certificate of Completion. The certificate may be required by the sponsors if your study is receiving US Federally funded grant money.
COMMON REB SUBMISSION PITFALLS (pdf)
Tips for Making a Good REB Submission and Avoiding Delays in Approval
RESEARCH ETHICS PRESENTATIONS
If you would like the Bannatyne Ethics Office to give a talk to students or departments about ethics review procedures or specific issues please contact: