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Research Services at Horizon is committed to building research excellence by providing research education programs and mentorship to novice research groups. Education and training of all those involved in research is the key to ensuring research is conducted with the highest ethical and research standards to ensure protection of research subjects which is fundamental to all research involving humans. We provide and coordinate training for our researchers and teams. As well, mentorship is available for help with REB applications and Informed Consent training, and development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). For more information, please contact

Mandatory Research Training

Based on the type of study conducted, the mandatory training is listed below. Investigators and study teams can consult with Research Services regarding necessary training.

 Type of Study

Required Training


Clinical studies that require approval from a research ethics board


 Every three (3) years

Clinical studies that require approval from a research ethics boardandare regulated by Health Canada


 Health Canada-Division 5

 Every three (3) years

 Every three (3) years




Studies sponsored by any of the Tri-Council Agencies of Canada (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC)

 Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2)

Once, and update as document revised.

All Studies involving Horizon patients and their health records (retrospective study)

Privacy discussion with Research Services












Training modules can be located as follows:

Training Module




For more information, please contact

Health Canada Division 5




Informed Consent Training

At Horizon locations

For more information, please contact

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