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Mandatory human research ethics training

All applicants including McGill students (graduate, postdoctoral), faculty and staff, must complete the Tri-Council Policy Statement2 (TCPS2) online tutorial BEFORE submitting an application for review. Note that undergraduate students cannot apply as Principal Investigators.

Supervisors of student applicants will also be required to complete the tutorial before submission for review. To complete the online tutorial go to the TCPS2 Course on Research Ethics (CORE) website and create an account selecting McGill as your institution. Completion can then be verified online by the REB office. You will also be able to print a certificate of completion for your records. The tutorial is available in English and French.


There are no longer any Word forms to complete for submission. All submissions (initial applications, continuing reviews (renewals), terminations, amendments, and reportable new information (unanticipated issues/protocol deviations) must be submitted using eRAP- the new electronic submission system. Submission information and user guides are found in the Submission Process tab.

  • Exceptions to submitting new study applications through eRAP: McGill researchers who are co-investigators/collaborators on a study already approved at another institution - contact the REB.
  • External researchers do not apply through eRAP - contact the REB.
  • eRAP Initial Application example - This is a Word version of the electronic submission form for new studies to help prepare for the completion of the required online form.
  • Consent Template


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