Training Resources

The HREB is committed to training members of the research community in research ethics. We have developed a training program for researchers, students, HREB members, and anyone else who would like to learn more HREB best practices. This includes information on ethics policies and Tri-council Policy Statements (TCPS II) as well as how to successfully fill out application forms.

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TCPS2 CORE Tutorial Policy

All UFV students (undergraduate and graduate) who conduct research involving human participants (within a research course or outside a course) are required to complete the online TCPS2 CORE training certification. TCPS2 CORE is an interactive training module focussing on the TCPS2 principles of human research ethics and research ethics review.

The HREB suggests that faculty include completion of the CORE Tutorial as a compotent of their students course-based work, especially course designated classes with a research compontent. Faculty members and instructors are responsible for ensuring that students complete the tutorial.

Note: Instructors are responsible for keeping CORE certificates on file for students in a course designation. Certificates should be filed for the duration of the course designation approval term. 

TCPS2 CORE Access Instructions


CORE provides an applied approach to the guidance provided in TCPS 2. This self-paced course is a media-rich learning experience that features interactive exercises and multi-disciplinary examples. CORE consists of eight modules ranging from Core Principles to HREB Review. It is designed primarily for the use of researchers and HREB members – though anyone may take this course and print their own certificate of completion.

TRI-COUNCIL POLICY STATEMENT: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans 

Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB)

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