Code of Ethics / Code d'Éthique

Statement of Professional Ethics

Documents

The CSA Statement of Professional Ethics (2012) is available to download.

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As a result of the release of the Tri-Council Policy Statement-Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS-2) in December 2010, the Executive of the Association, along with the Policy, Ethics and Professional Concerns Subcommittee (PEPC), felt it was necessary to update our Statement of Professional Ethics. The last full revision of our policy statement occurred in 1994.

The PEPC was concerned with ‘ethics creep’ and has thus limited the number of changes and additions to the current document to maintain its accessibility and integrity. Any member conducting research funded by the Tri-Council or who works at an institution that receives Tri-Council funding is required to abide by the ethics outlined in the TCPS-2. Our intention was not to replicate this document but to align our practices with theirs. All researchers are encouraged to consult the TCPS-2 for information on aspects related to the ethical practice of research.

The subcommittee will be reviewing the latest edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement-Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS-2) 2018 to determine if revisions to our statement is required.