Research Ethics: Principles for Practice


1 hr



# of Credits



MOC - Section 3

Expiry Date


Historical examples of ethical transgressions created the imperative for modern research ethics principles. Several examples of such transgressions occurred in Canada. These cases are reviewed within this program, as well as recent examples that demonstrate the importance of understanding basic principles of research ethics. This course is based on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Research Bioethics Primer.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Royal College CPD Unit. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

  • Craig Campbell (MD, FRCPC)
  • Mona Gupta (MD, FRCPC, PhD)

After successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the key principles and concepts of research ethics
  2. Analyze the research ethics of proposed or historical examples
  3. Apply the ethical principles to future research activities

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