1. How do I know if my project qualifies as a research project?
All research must go through an ethics review at Centennial. Quality assurance projects and routine evaluation does not. Sometimes it is difficult to determine what category your work falls under. For further information, please read Ethics Review Procedure
If you are having difficulty determining if your study requires an ethics review, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the REB Chair, Dr. Lynda Atack at email@example.com
2. How long does it take for an ethics review?
When your application is submitted, a preliminary review is done to determine the level of risk for participants. Studies that pose minimal risk undergo a delegated review which typically is completed within 10 days.
Studies that pose more than a minimal risk undergo a full review which can take up to four weeks. Plan your study to leave sufficient time for the ethics review.
3. I’m a new researcher: how do I make sure my application is complete for ethics review?
a) Start by familiarizing yourself with the principles and practices outlined in the Tricouncil Policy Statement tutorial. The tutorial is free and open to everyone.
b) Read the Reviewer Checklist as you complete your own application.
c) Refer to Educational Tools if needed.
d) Finally, feel free to contact the Dr. Lynda Atack, Chair of the REB with any questions you have at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.