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Submitting an Ethics Application

Preparing for ethics review:

Before you begin, familiarize yourself with the Research Ethics Policy and the Ethics Review Procedure documents. These documents outline what work needs to go through an ethics review and describes the Centennial College process. We strongly recommend that you use the Reviewer Checklist document as a guide when you prepare your application. This document provides key information to ensure that your application form is complete.

When you are ready to submit your application for ethics review, complete and submit the REB application form by email to

Please note : If you are a researcher who is planning to conduct a study at several Ontario community colleges, Centennial College accepts the Multi-College Ethics Application Form.

Please contact Sowmya Kishore at if you have questions.

The review process typically takes 10 to 30 days depending on the nature of your study. Please note that you are responsible for obtaining any further approvals that might be required to complete your project.

  • Once your study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board, the signed application and all required documents and appendices, should be submitted electronically to:

While the study is underway:

If a study continues for more than one year, the researcher must submit an annual renewal form. If any changes are made to the study, the researcher must submit an amendment/change form before proceeding. Submit these forms to

When the study is completed:

At the end of the study, the researcher must submit a completion form.

If you are a new researcher, sample Educational Tools are available.

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