Canadian Cancer Trials Group Bulletins

Office of Compliance and Oversight


Changes to Tri-Council Policy Statement

Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2) has been updated. As a condition of funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), researchers are expected to adhere to this policy.

Changes include increased emphasis on the participant's decision-making capacity, more detailed guidance about alterations to consent requirements, and the full integration of CIHR's Guidelines for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research. The inclusion of the Guidelines addresses the Agencies? goal of making TCPS 2 the single Agency policy for the ethics of research involving humans.

The policy, along with Highlights of Changes, can be found at the following link which is also located on the Office of Compliance and Oversight tab of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group website under Forms and Resources:

http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/policy-politique/initiatives/tcps2-eptc2/Default/