Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Unconscious Bias Training Module

If you have a spare 17:29 minutes, you might work through the interactive version of the CRC’s Bias in Peer Review — Unconscious Bias Training Module. If time is short, text and print options are also available. Or, scroll through the copy at the end of this post.

If you choose the interactive version, don’t forget to print your certificate of completion and fill in your name and the date. You can skip the module and go straight to the certificate if you like.

Next, see my post entitled, “Ethical Considerations of the Harvard Implicit Association Test. Are Canadian University EDI Offices Complying With These Guidelines?”


Ethical Considerations, Project Implicit, Harvard University, (last accessed July 17, 2022)

OR, Refer to this screen shot of the Harvard IAT Ethical Considerations page:

And then note that the Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT) is included in the CRC Peer Review Training Module under the sub-heading Identifying bias and after the following instructions:

It is important to take steps to mitigate bias. In order to do so, you must first recognize that you have biases.

Identify what those biases are and take steps to mitigate bias in your thought process.

A boxed-in disclaimer then states that the IAT is an optional part of this module, but the next line urges:  

Please take some time to do the Implicit Association Test.


“Bias in Peer Review,” Unconscious Bias Training Module, Canada Research Chairs, Date modified:2019-11-18,, accessed August 14, 2022.


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