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This online version is for convenience; the official version of this policy is housed in the University Secretariat. In case of discrepancy between the online version and the official version held by the Secretariat, the official version shall prevail.

  1. Complete the Administrative Research Approval Request Form and have the project reviewed by your immediate supervisor. Please ensure to attach a copy of any surveys or questionnaires that you plan to use. Files are limited to pdf, docx, or doc. If you need to submit more than two attachments, please send them by email to, referencing the project title.
  2. The Office of Research Services will review your information. A decision or a request for more information will be sent to you within approximately one week. Please note that response times may vary due to the volume of applications submitted.
  3. Please note that you should not start the research activity until this approval is obtained.

The principal investigator may appeal a decision not to approve their administrative review project. The appeal will be presented to the University Secretary who will make a recommendation to the VP: Research whose decision will be final.

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