Research Ethics

New & Notable – HREB Applications TCPS 2 CORE-2022 Certificate

IMPORTANT: Effective January 1, 2024, MRU researchers will be required to submit the newest version of Tri-Council Policy Statement 2: Course on Research Ethics (TCPS 2 CORE-2022) completion certificate for all HREB applications. Information on the new training including access to the login page is available at:

The Ethics and Compliance Office houses the Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) and the Animal Care Committee (ACC) that review all human participant and animal research conducted by Faculty, students and staff of the University.


In addition to personal, institutional, scholarly or professional expectations, institutions also have to meet external accountabilities. The University is obligated to comply with the following requirements (among others): 


Research ethics focuses on the participants or subjects of the research. Fundamentally, research ethics review is geared toward protecting participants by minimizing the harms or risk to which they are exposed.


We are Here to Help

We are committed to supporting our MRU research community. If you have any questions or require more information on Ethics and Compliance, please contact our Research Compliance Officer, Priscilla Wamucii, at 403.440.8470 or