Research Ethics Board

Ethics Review Flowchart


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Method of Communication with the REB:

Initial Research Ethics Review

Questions and pre-submission review of draft work:

The Research Ethics Officer can review your draft work and identify potential difficulties that could be easily fixed before an application goes out for review to REB committee members (saving time!).  Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm.  To book a time, applicants are asked to contact

Electronic submission option of a new application (Form 1 or Form 1C):

Please submit the fully completed appplication package to  All appendices must be clearly labelled and reflect how they are referenced in the application form.  Hard copies are no longer required but the option is available.

Drop-off submisison option of a new application (Form 1 or Form 1C):

  1. Office of Research Ethics, Atrium Building, Room 202
  2. Faculty of Graduate Studies of Research Office, Atrium Building, Room 210
  3. Psychology Department Office, McNally Building South, Room 323

Responding to the REB Chair's requests:

Applicants are asked to please "Reply all" when corresponding to the REB Chair to where the REB Chair's communication originated.  This  ensures that applicants are directly replying to the REB Chair ( and copying the Research Ethics Officer (, in order to avoid delays.

In case of student research, the faculty supervisor must submit the response to the REB.  Requests arriving from students only, cannot be processed without the supervisory attest.

Continuing Research Ethics Review

Adverse event reporting, requests for a change to cleared research (Form 2), annual renewal (Form 3) and completion of research (Form 5) are addressed to, in order to avoid delays.