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All Mount Saint Vincent University faculty, students, administration and staff who are conducting research with human participants must submit an ethics protocol (application) to the University Research Ethics Board (UREB) for clearance prior to the commencement of the research. Research ethics protocols must be submitted in accordance with the guidelines, policies and procedures of this committee.

This website will assist you in the planning, completion and submission of your research ethics application, provide information on the procedures for review, as well as Researcher Responsibilities pre- and post research ethics clearance

Please note that on occasion, researchers may find that ethical issues occur while conducting studies/project that have not received ethical approval from the UREB. If this occurs, contact the UREB Office as soon as possible to determine if a protocol should be submitted. Research should not continue until this matter is resolved. The UREB Office will endeavour to process these inquiries as quickly as possible.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns, contact Brenda Gagné, Research Ethics Coordinator or stop by the Research Ethics Office - Evaristus Room 223A.

The Research Ethics Office is funded, in part, by the Research Support Fund.