New edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement has been released

The Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research has launched the third revision of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2).

The TCPS 2 is a joint policy of Canada’s three federal research agencies – 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), or "the Agencies."

TCPS 2 (2018) replaces TCPS 2 (2014) as the official human research ethics policy of the Agencies.

To download TCPS 2 (2018):

For the summary of changes:

For guidance on how to address Material Incidental Findings: