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Policies & Procedures

To view a comprehensive listing of UBC policies, standard operating procedures, regulations and guidance that apply to research involving human subjects, please click on the link below.

UBC Policies & Standard Operating Procedures

This page also provides a broad list of policies applicable to research involving human subjects in Canada, USA, and the international community.

British Columbia

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Personal Information Protection Act


Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2 – 2014)
Health Canada Food & Drug Regulations Part C Division 5
Health Canada Application for Investigational Testing, Medical Devices
Health Canada Regulatory Requirements Governing Drugs in Clinical Trials
Good Clinical Practice Guideline - Health Canada Regulation 1997
Natural Health Products Regulations
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
Ethics Office of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
CIHR Guidelines for Health Research Involving Aboriginal People
Clinical Trial Application (CTA)

Principles of Ethical Metis Research (National Aboriginal Health Organization-NAHO

United States

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
US Federalwide Assurance
US Department of Health and Human Services - Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 46 (45 CFR 46)
US Department of Health and Human Services - Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 50 (21 CFR 50)


The Declaration of Helsinki (2008)
International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH)