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. Recorded presentations are available on request. Email requests for workshops to -

Consultations and "office hours" with the research ethics coordinator or members of the ECU-REB are available for research ethics applicants. Send appointment requests to .

New! Resources for doing research with participants during the COVID-19 pandemic

Participant research activities during COVID-19 must be compliant with government and university mitigation measures. These will include restrictions to in-person activities.

Researchers are advised to consult these "COVID-19 Interpretations" from the Panel on Research Ethics. They describe some of the unique conditions that the pandemic has presented for participant research. Proposals for participant research need to integrate this advise.

Participant research with on-line methods require careful attention to privacy and data security. Please review the following resources when preparing to take your research on-line:

Privacy_Research Recordings_July2020.pdf


SFU_Infographic_Zoom v9.pdf

All modifications to previously-approved in-person activities need to be described to the ECU-REB through the modification request process.

New! Resources for Data Management

During the 2020/21 academic year, Emily Carr University hosted the series, "Digital + Creative Knowledge Sharing: Data Management in Creative Research". Event recordings can be found here.

Also see the "Data Management Research Guide", Emily Carr University Library -

The Tri-Council Policy Statement and Course on Research Ethics

Writing Research Ethics Applications

Having trouble writing that REB application? The Emily Carr Writing Centre can help. Also see Thesis Whisperer - (Human) ethics applications with minimum pain (part one) and (Human) ethics applications with minimum pain (part two).

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.

Other Resources