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NSCC Applied Research

External recruitment for REB board

Call for community volunteers with a broad expertise in law

The NSCC Research Ethics Board (REB) provides an independent review of research projects involving humans to protect the rights, safety and well-being of research participants. Operating under the guidelines established in the Canadian Tri-Council Policy Statement, research applications are assessed on the principles of respect for human beings, concern for their welfare and the assurance that they will be treated fairly and equitably. For more information, please review NSCC’s REB policy.

We're seeking community volunteers to join the REB, particularly individuals with broad knowledge and expertise in law.


REB meetings are held on a monthly basis in the evenings; meetings are held both virtually and in person (twice annually) at NSCC’s IT campus. Dinner is provided at in-person REB meetings and travel expenses to attend REB meetings will be reimbursed.

REB members will be called upon to review proposals or related documents between REB meetings. REB membership appointments are generally for a 3-year term, with possibility for renewal. The monthly commitment for REB membership is approximately 4-5 hours.

How to apply

The REB values diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression and women.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and a short cover letter outlining your interest in and qualifications to  


Please contact Kelly Shaw, REB Chair, at or 902-899-7917.