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Research Involving Humans
All research involving human participants conducted by faculty, staff, and students of Brock University, regardless of where the research is conducted or whether it is for academic publication or internal use must be reviewed by either the Social Science Research Ethics Board (SREB) or the Bioscience Research Ethics Board (BREB). This also applies to research conducted on Brock premises by researchers who are not members of the Brock community but wish to utilize Brock resources.
New: now accepting electronic submissions
The Research Ethics Office is going green! Researchers may submit new REB applications electronically (as PDF or Word attachments), provided that they include digital or scanned signatures. Alternatively, Principal Investigators (i.e., faculty only) may email REB applications with a note in lieu of signatures, provided that the application package is sent from their Brock University email addresses. Hard copies will be accepted until January 2015.
New: mandatory training for graduate students conducting human participant research
Starting January 1, 2015, all graduate students involved with human participant research projects are required to complete the Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 CORE tutorial before commencing research.
What is CORE?
Notes for faculty supervisors and course instructors
As mentors and role models to students, it will be the principal investigator’s (or faculty supervisor/course instructor’s) responsibility to ensure that graduate students conducting human participant research under their authority have completed the tutorial and adhere to the principles and requirements set forth in the TCPS2. While not mandatory, faculty members will be encouraged to take the tutorial in order to support their students.
To obtain more information about what may require clearance please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Research Ethics Office.
For general questions regarding file status, dates and educational events, contact:
Donna Thompson, Data Assistant
Call 905-688 5550 ext. 3035 or email email@example.com
For questions regarding undergraduate and course-based research, contact:
Research Ethics Officer
Call 905-688-5550 ext. 5182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding graduate and faculty research, policy, and compliance, contact:
Lori Walker, Manager, Research Ethics
Call 905-688-5550 ext. 4876 or email email@example.com
You can also drop by the Research Ethics Office in Mackenzie Chown, D Block, 250A
Due to the current volume of applications, researchers should anticipate a 20 (working) day turnaround time on delegated (minimal risk) reviews and plan project timelines accordingly. Expedited reviews will only be considered in exigent circumstances. For information on full-board reviews (greater than minimal risk), please contact the Research Ethics Office.
SREB Meeting Schedule for 2014
August 19, CAIRNS 207 - cancelled
September 17, CAIRNS 207
October 17, CAIRNS 207
November 19, CAIRNS 207
December 19, CAIRNS 207
BREB Meeting Schedule for 2014
August 21, CAIRNS 207 - cancelled
September 10, CAIRNS 207
October 6, CAIRNS 207
November 12, CAIRNS 207
December 8, CAIRNS 207
*Applications for Full Board Review should be submitted 10 working days prior to a scheduled meeting
REB Annual Reports