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Hatching CHRPP: Developing an E-learning Tutorial for Research Ethics

A need for a new approach to research ethics education was identified at Queen's University. The goals were to ensure all graduate students involved in research with human participants were aware of the national standard of research ethics, The Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans (TCPS), and to improve their approach to the research ethics review process at Queen's University. Existing resources (hard copy of the guidelines, in-house forms, and the TCPS online tutorial) were generally considered by students to be unappealing. A team of experts in research ethics, e-learning, and pedagogy worked together to produce an engaging, interactive online tutorial focused on the practical application of TCPS regulations to real research situations . The development of the design specifications, the adoption of the ICE (ideas, connections, and extensions) learning model, the process of content creation and review, and the issues arising from programming challenges and usability testing are described in this paper.


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