Research ethics training

Find additional information or get answers to your ethics questions with the following resources:


University policies


AU ethics presentation
Watch a recording of AU's research ethics presentation: Surviving the Ethics Approval Process Unscathed.
CORE (Course on Research Ethics) Tutorial
The tutorial provides an introductory tour of the Tri-Council Policy Statement. The TCPS2:CORE tutorial is "highly recommended" for all Athabasca University researchers, research supervisors, and Research Ethics Board members and is now mandatory for all graduate students conducting research with humans.
You can move through the tutorial at your own pace; progress is saved automatically. Once you complete the tutorial, you will receive a certificate of completion that is recognized at institutions across Canada.
Please note: When registering for the tutorial, you are asked for an affiliation. As Athabasca University doesn't appear in the affiliation list, you must select "Other" from the bottom of the list and enter "Athabasca University" manually.
Take the tutorial


The Panel on Research Ethics also provides a number of webinars on research ethics and the Tri-Council Policy Statement. These include:

  • Multi-Jurisdictional Research in the Tri-Council Policy Statement
  • Research involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada
  • Qualitative Research
  • Governance of Research Ethics Boards
  • Scope of Research Ethics Review

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