Information about Research Involving Human Participants

Every semester, Research Ethics Workshops and Presentations are available for all researchers (faculty members, graduate students, and administrators) in advance of the application deadlines. Applicants for research ethics approval are invited to contact the ECU-REB office for individualized assistance with the application process, well in advance of the application deadlines.

In-class workshops provided by the ECU-REB

Customized class presentations and workshops are available from the ECU-REB office. Faculty Members are encouraged to contact the ECU-REB office (ethics@ecuad.ca) to discuss the possibilities for presentations about the core principals of research ethics, the fundamentals of informed consent, or the role of the research ethics board.

The Tri-Council Policy Statement and Course on Research Ethics

  • Second Edition of Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans "TCPS2" (updated 2014) is here,
    http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/policy-politique/initiatives/tcps2-eptc2/Default/
  • TCPS 2: CORE (Course on Research Ethics) is an introduction to the 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). It consists of eight modules focusing on the guidance in TCPS 2 that is applicable to all research regardless of discipline or methodology. The purpose of TCPS 2: CORE is to provide an introduction to TCPS 2, primarily for researchers and, secondarily, for Research Ethics Board members. It is an Emily Carr University requirement that all researchers and a recommendation that all REB board members complete this tutorial annually. http://pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/education/tutorial-didacticiel/

Writing Research Ethics Applications

Having trouble writing that REB application? See Thesis Whisperer - (Human) ethics applications with minimum pain (part one) and (Human) ethics applications with minimum pain (part two).

Rachelle Clifford, My Grandfather the Cedar; My Grandmother the Wool, 2010

Creative Practices & Visual Methods

  • Guidlines for Ethical Visual Research Methods presents ideas and considerations for researchers who make use of visual research methods with human participants. Susan Cox, from UBC's W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics andeformer rxternal member of the ECU-REB, is a lead author of this document. Other members of the ECU-REB contributed feedback during its preparation.http://vrc.org.au/guidelines-for-ethical-visual-research-methods

Other Resources