HRSO is a Canadian, not-for-profit, standards development organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.

HRSO develops national human research standards of relevance to Canadians conducting, overseeing and participating in human research. The adoption of national standards ensures harmonization, partnership, and growth of this industry sector within our country and internationally.


HRSO’s mandate is to unite progressive, insightful Canadian visionaries to collectively interpret, reform, and frame the national human research landscape through the process of national standards development.