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Human Research Protection Program

If your students are involved in class projects or if you are conducting research involving human participants, you must obtain ethical clearance before proceeding. The Tri- Council Policy Statement describes standards you should anticipate undertaking in research where humans serve as subjects as well as when and why ethical clearance is necessary.

To learn more about the background, underlying philosophy and practical application of the Tri-Council Policy Statement please view the following power-point presentations by Kathleen MacMillan, Chair of the Research Ethics Board at Humber and Sandra Auld, Research Ethics Officer at University of Guelph.

The following websites describe the process for proper ethical clearance: