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 Research Ethics Board

UCN's Research Ethics Board (REB) reviews ethics applications for research projects involving human participants. The REB is an autonomous body reporting directly to UCN's Vice-President, Academic and Research.
In reviewing ethics applications, UCN's REB follows UCN Policy and Procedures Governing Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans. This policy was developed directly from the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (known as TCPS2). TCPS2 was developed jointly by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the three main federal agencies that fund research in Canada. The three core principles of TCPS2 are Respect for Persons, Concern for Welfare, and Justice. TCPS2 contains an entire chapter, Chapter 9, on the ethics of research involving First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. For more information on TCPS2, click on this link.
All researchers, whether they are employed by UCN, are UCN students, or are external but affiliated with UCN, who intend to involve human participants in their research will have to understand and abide by UCN’s human research ethics policy.
 
Any questions about UCN’s REB can be directed to:
Dr. Abayomi Oredegbe
Chair, UCN Research Ethics Board
aoredegbe@ucn.ca

 
Dr. Guru Chinnasamy
Coordinator, UCN Research Ethics Board
gchinnasamy@ucn.ca 
 
 
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