Research Ethics Board shares revised application form and Tri-Council policy

The Panel on Research Ethics has released the revised Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2 2018).


A new TCPS2: CORE Tutorial (2018) is in development. The UWindsor Research Ethics Board will continue to accept the 2014 certificates until the new tutorial is released and will monitor its progress with updates and instructions to follow once it is available.

The board has launched a revised application form for research ethics review. Along with minor revisions in wording, the form includes two major changes:

First, in anticipation of the forthcoming release of a new Tri-Council policy on research data management, the new form has a ‘Section 25’ where questions on data confidentiality, management, access, etc. have been combined.

Second, the revised form incorporates the questions previously contained in the online checklist and the separate online checklist form will no longer be required.

The new form has been posted on the REB website; however, the REB will accept applications on the older form until Jan. 1, 2020. After that date, the new form will be mandatory.

The REB encourages researchers to use the new form and provide the REB with feedback between now and the end of the Fall 2019 term. Send any suggestions, edits, and ideas about the new form by email to

Direct any additional research ethics questions or concerns to Suzanne McMurphy, Research Ethics Board chair, at 519-253-3000, ext. 3709.

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