Human Research Ethics Training

TCPS 2 Tutorial Course on Research Ethics (CORE)

CORE is a self-paced course that offers practical guidance based on the Tri-council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2010). It includes interactive exercises and diverse examples from various disciplines. The course covers eight modules, from Core Principles to REB Review. While primarily intended for researchers and REB members, anyone can take the course and receive a certificate of completion.

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The Research Ethics Office offers training sessions for users of the ARISE system. These sessions cover general usage of the online system and review the specific questions on the ethics application. Participants also have the opportunity to ask questions about their applications.

For REB applicants, monthly training sessions are held online:

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

For ACUC applicants, training sessions can be scheduled by contacting:

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program

As a member of Network of Networks (N2), U of A staff and students access to various CITI training courses. These courses include:

  • 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

Track your Training

To ensure your training is tracked as part of the University's institutional compliance requirements:

  1. Register on the CITI Program website.
  2. Select "University of Alberta" as your Organization Affiliation
  3. Register for an account and choose the desired course(s).