Research Ethics/Protection of Human Participants

Research Ethics Updates

What's new in the area of Research Ethics.

Approval Process

A step-by-step guide leading you through the process of obtaining clearance from a Research Ethics Board to involve humans in your research project.

Obtaining Consent

The cornerstone of research ethics is the process of obtaining Free and Informed Consent from human research participants. This section will guide you through the elements of consent, and provide suggestions and best practices.


Access to all the various forms you might need during the ethics application process including guidance documents.

Resources and Training

Suggestions on how to obtain assistance from Ethics Office staff, as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Standards of Practice (SOPs), and external resources such as the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2) and the CORE tutorial on research ethics. 

Research Ethics Boards (REBs)

Information on the two Research Ethics Boards at the University of Guelph.


Links to internal policies and external policies and guidelines.