Mandatory Completion of the Course on Research Ethics (CORE) Tutorial

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Effective September 1, 2016 - for all NEW ethics applications to any of UBC’s six affiliated Research Ethics Boards
In follow up to the Notice of April 18, 2016, please be reminded that all study team members (including Faculty) will need to have completed the TCPS2 online tutorial “Course on Research Ethics” (CORE) that is offered free of charge by the Panel on Research Ethics (PRE). This policy will apply to all researchers (faculty, students, residents, and research staff) participating on studies where the initial application is submitted after September 1, 2016.  Question 1.6 of the ethics application form is being amended to request confirmation that all study team members have completed the course.  As is currently the case for residents, graduate students and research staff, submission of the CORE Certificate will not be required with the new application; however, you may wish to update your RISe profile to include the date you completed the tutorial. 

  • Link to the course here or here
  • You may also complete the CITI Tutorial on either clinical or behavioural ethics to meet the requirement
  • Guidance on updating your RISe profile (will open a Powerpoint file)

If you have experienced difficulty in the past opening the CORE activation code, please note that UBC's IT department has “whitelisted” the link.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Director, Research Ethics | laurel.evans@ors.ubc.ca | 604-827-5113.