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Is one of the intended purposes of the activity, project, or data collection “research”?
The definition of research is “an undertaking intended to extend knowledge through a disciplined inquiry or systematic investigation”.


When in doubt about your undertaking and whether it is considered human participant research requiring ethics review contact the Office of Research Ethics to discuss.

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