Human Research Ethics Training & Resources

The TCPS 2 Tutorial Course on Research Ethics (CORE)

CORE provides an applied approach to the guidance provided in Tri-council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2010). 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 REB Review. It is designed primarily for the use of researchers and REB members - though anyone may take this course and print their own certificate of completion.


Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program

As a member of Network of Networks (N2), Quality Management in Clinical Research (QMCR) offers access for U of A staff and students to the following CITI training courses:

  • ICH-GCP (Good Clinical Practice) Course
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Biomedical Research Ethics Course
  • Social and Behavioral Research Course
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods TDG/IATA Course
  • Health Canada Division 5 - Drugs for Clinical Trials Involving Human Subjects
  • Biosafety/Biosecurity
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Clinical Research Coordinator

To ensure your training is tracked as part of the University's institutional compliance requirements, please register on the CITI Program website via Organization Affiliation and choose "University of Alberta" prior to selecting the course(s). (Register for an account first, then select the course(s) to take).

See QMCR and CITI Program websites for more information.


ARISE System Training

The Research Ethics Office hosts training sessions for users of the Alberta Research Information Services (ARISE) system. Sessions include an overview of how to use the online system in general, as well as a review of the specific questions asked on the ethics application. Sessions also provide an opportunity for users to ask questions about their applications.

Training sessions for REB applicants will be held monthly and run from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Space is limited; you must register in advance to attend. Register for a Human Research/ARISE Training Session (currently held online).

Training sessions for ACUC applicants can be scheduled by request - contact us.