Applications to the Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board

How to apply for research ethics approval at Emily Carr University

The Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board receives applications for review from faculty members, staff, students, and external researchers who are conducting research that involves humans within the Emily Carr University context.

  • If you are an Emily Carr University researcher (this includes faculty members and masters students), please use Application for Human Research Ethics that is available here - ROMEO - Researcher Portal Please sign in using your ECUAD email and the password you have created. If you are new to ROMEO, please self-register and send an email to to confirm that you have self-registered to speed up the authorization process. After login, click on "APPLY NEW" (right side of screen). Then select "Application for Human Research Ethics" and follow the prompts. NOTE: Emily Carr Masters students must list their supervisor as the project PI (principal investigator). Please see the instructions for Masters students:Researcher_portal_graduate_students_instructions-1.pdf
  • If you are a faculty member seeking ethics approval for course-based research, you will find information about the process here -
  • If you are a researcher external to Emily Carr University, please go to the ROMEO Researcher Portal and register. Once you have completed the process you can email confirming your registration to expedite the process of validation of your profile. After you log in, click on 'Apply New'. The select the "Multi-Jurisdictional Application for Human Research Ethics", complete and submit it.
  • If you are an undergraduate student seeking approval for your own research project, please consult with your instructor and use this form - FORM205.2StudentResearchEthicsApplication.pdf

Risk & Review Tool

To help researchers determine the level of ethics review that is required for their project based on the level of risk it presents to participants, this tool is available to do a self-assessment on the approximate level of risk and the anticipated level of review required - GUIDELINES202.2_RiskReview.pdf


Media Release Templates and Informed Consent/Assent Templates are found here -Consent and Media Release Templates

Post-Approval Forms (for non-ROMEO applications)

[NOTE: The following post-approval forms are for applicants who are not using the ROMEO Research Portal, described above. ROMEO has these forms built into the system.]

FORM 204.1 Annual Research Ethics Review or Request to Amend Previously Approved Research FORM204.1_updated_logo.pdf

FORM 204.2 Research Ethics Adverse Report FORM204.2_updated_logo.pdf

FORM 204.3 Research Ethics Project Completion FORM204.3_updated_logo.pdf

FORM 205.3 Course-based Research Ethics Completion FORM205.3_updated_logo.pdf

More Ethics Application Info -

All applicants and researchers are required to complete the TCPS2:CORE (Course on Research Ethics) before an application is approved. Certificates of completion must be included in the application.

Current Deadlines for ECU-REB Applications