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Research Ethics Board

The Research Ethics Board operates independently from the Applied Research Office and ensures that all NSCC research adheres to the Tri-Council Policy Statement, Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. All research projects involving human subjects, directly or indirectly, funded or unfunded, require review by NSCC's Research Ethics Board (REB). The REB review process is based on four principles of interaction which include the respect for persons, ensuring no harm to individuals, assessing the benefits to individuals and a fair assessment of the balance of burdens and benefits.

The REB Application Form must be completed and submitted electronically to the Chair of the REB Committee to initiate the review process. All submitted REB applications must contain TCPS2 certificates for the principal investigator and all co-investigators. 

Research Ethics Board Application Form (DOC 56KB)

Guidelines for REB Application Completion (PDF 127KB)

Annual Renewal Project Closure Report (DOC 58KB)

Research Ethics Board Policy (PDF 78KB)

External researchers seeking to use NSCC equipment, students or staff for research purposes must also submit their proposal for review by NSCC's REB.

Enquiries and clarification on NSCC's Research Ethics Board's policies and procedures are to be directed to the Chair of the REB Committee:

Kelly Shaw 
Chair, Research Ethics Board
Phone: 902-893-5334

REB meetings

REB meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of every month.