Research Ethics/Protection of Human Participants

RESEARCH ETHICS UPDATES

New forms were launched on September 9, 2013 to bring the ethics process into compliance with the 2nd Edition of the TCPS, and revised on October 31, 2013 in response to feedback from the community.

As of January 1, 2014 the ethics office will ONLY be accepting submissions for ethical approval using the new REBApp. See the new REBApp for new signature directions as well.

The REBApp is a living document, responding to community needs as well as regulatory requirements. Please be sure to download the latest version when you apply.

RESEARCH ETHICS BOARDS (REBs)

Research Ethics Board – Natural, Physical and Engineering Sciences (REB-NPES)

Research Ethics Board – General

PRIOR TO APPROVAL

Become familiar with the policies and guidelines. Consult with the ethics office regarding your research project: reb@uoguelph.caor X58024

If your research involves human participants at any point, a valid REB number must be provided to Research Support Services prior to an account set-up. In some cases, it may not be feasible to obtain REB clearance if you are not yet able to submit a complete application. The Research Ethics Board (REB) is unable to review submissions that are not complete, and will not provide approvals ‘in principle’. If you must access funds before you are ready to submit an ethics application, please submit the Statement of Intent for Release of Funds Prior to Ethics Approval. Use an electronic signature on this form and submit as an email attachment, or print, sign, scan, and then email the form to reb@uoguelph.ca

APPROVAL PROCESS

POST APPROVAL PROCESS

RESOURCES

Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, 2nd Edition (TCPS2)

The questions asked in the REB-App are drawn from the TCPS2, 2ND Edition. The Panel on Research Ethics [hyperlink] has created online tutorial - the CORE tutorial - which provides an applied approach to the guidance provided in TCPS2. CORE is designed primarily for the use of researchers and REB members. 

Create a new account using your University email address so completion can be tracked by the ethics office. This tutorial is highly recommended.

FORMS

POLICIES AND GUIDELINES

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada
519-824-4120