Ethics Review at Laurier
ROMEO Online REB Application System:
What requires ethics approval?
If you are collecting information from human participants with the use of surveys, questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, participant or naturalistic observation, experimental methods, secondary data with identifying information or are using human tissue or fluids then you will need ethics review and approval before you may begin to collect any data information from your participants.
Ethics Review Process
The University Research Ethics Board (REB) reviews and approves research projects of faculty members, graduate students and staff, while the departmental ethics review committees, for the most part, review and approve projects of undergraduate students. However, if the undergraduates’ projects are part of a faculty members own research program or if the participants are at greater than ‘minimal risk’ by participating, the University REB needs to review and approve the project.
REB Approval from another Ethics Board
If your project has been approved by another REB, please provide Laurier's REB (email@example.com) with the documentation (approval letter and application) that was reviewed and approved by the other REB. You do not need to fill out the Laurier application (we will work from the other REB’s forms in most cases). The project still needs to be reviewed and approved here by Laurier’s REB.
TCPS2 Certificate Requirement
Beginning March 2013 all Laurier individuals listed on an REB application (PI, co-PI and supervisors) will need to complete the TCPS 2 online ethics tutorial and submit the certificate(s) of completion with their REB application.
The online tutorial can be found at: http://tcps2core.ca/welcome
For further details about this requirement, refer to Policy 11.13, "Ethics Review of Research Involving Humans."