HRSO is a Canadian, not-for-profit, standards development organization that develops standards of relevance to those individuals conducting, overseeing, and participating in human research. Adherence to human research standards ensures that the rights and welfare of research participants are safeguarded, and that human research is conducted in an environment that promotes efficiencies, mitigates risks, and produces reliable, verifiable, and credible data.

HRSO adheres to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade: Code of Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption, and Application of Standards.


to unite progressive, insightful, Canadian human research visionaries and advocates to collectively interpret, frame, and reform the national human research landscape through the production of standards

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