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All SFU researchers (faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and staff), applying for human research ethics approval are required to complete the most recent version of the Tri-Council Policies' research ethics training tutorial  TCPS2 CORE-2022 tutorial.  Copies of the completion certificate must be retained by the researcher as per recordkeeping requirements and student researchers are required to include a copy of the certificate with their application.   


Research with Indigenous Peoples

The following two training courses provide guidance on processes and best practices for conducting research involving Indigenous people.

San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Online Training

San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) training is a unique, facilitated on-line training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Aboriginal people. The goal of the ICS training is to further develop individual competencies and promote positive partnerships. The program was developed by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Aboriginal Health Program. The Core ICS training is general, and relevant for foundational learning for many disciplines.

For more information, please visit the SFU webpage: San'yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training - Human Resources - Simon Fraser University (

Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP)

From the FNIGC website:
The First Nations principles of OCAP® establish how First Nations’ data and information will be collected, protected, used, or shared. OCAP® is a tool to support strong information governance on the path to First Nations data sovereignty.

Please note that there may be costs associated with taking these training courses.  Please enquire within your department / school / faculty for further information.


Last updated: May 18, 2024