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Assignment 1: Research Ethics (5%)

The Government of Canada has created an online tutorial to teach people about research ethics as documented in the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). You need to complete the online tutorial found here and print out the certificate of completion. The tutorial will likely take you 2 to 3 hours as it carefully goes through a number of modules which are followed by questions that you need to answer.

Once you have completed the tutorial, you need to write a document that is up to one page in length (single spaced). In the document, you need to do the following:

  1. Describe the goal of TCPS 2 in your own words.
  2. Provide a definition of ethics as it pertains to research involving human participants.
  3. Describe three ethical concerns that a student researcher at SIAT may need to think about and deal with as part of their graduate research. For each concern, provide at least one way to overcome it.


Bring a paper copy to class.