Research Ethics & Policies


Please note that the REB will continue to accept new applications for ethical review, but priority will be given to REB applications for amendment. Additionally, new applications involving face-to-face will continue be supported but will not be approved until the Publicly Declared Emergency has been suspended. The exception will be for new research applications related to or emerging from the Publicly Declared Emergency which will be given priority in line with the TCPS 2 Articles 6.21-6.13.

Research Ethics Board (REB) Mandate

The mandate of the REB is to ensure that ethical principles are applied to all research involving human subjects. It has a role to educate researchers and to review and monitor research proposals and projects. It serves as a consultative body on research ethics and to assist in educating employees about research ethics. It has the responsibility for independent multidisciplinary review of research proposals to determine if they meet ethical requirements and to approve them to be initiated or continue.

This website will provide you with the information needed to obtain Ethics approval for your research proposal. Please ensure that you consult the College Policies on research so that you are familiar with the College and funding agency policy requirements related to your research.

Contact Us

For more information about Research Ethics and Policies, email REB.