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Staff are available to address your questions regarding ethics clearance for research involving human participants.

We provide consultations, assistance, and support to researchers at all stages of the application and review process. We also develop and distribute educational materials, guidelines, procedural information, and sample documents related to research with human participants.

We can help in determining if your research is minimal risk and can be reviewed by a delegated reviewer or is greater than minimal risk requiring review by one of the two Research Ethics Committees.

Course instructors are encouraged to contact us to arrange a guest lecturer for a course or to give a presentation on a topic related to research ethics.  

We can discuss with you the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and how these guidelines apply to your proposed research or point you to other resources if needed.

Paul Barnard

Administrative Coordinator, ext. 35217

Vanessa Buote

Research Ethics Advisor, ext. 30321

Joanna Eidse 

Research Ethics Advisor, ext. 37163

Julie Joza

Director, Research Ethics, ext. 36005

Karen Pieters

Manager, Research Ethics, ext. 30495

Heather Root

Senior Manager, Research Ethics, ext. 30469

Erin Van Der Meulen

Research Ethics Advisor, ext. 37046

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