What is Research Ethics?
Research Ethics review safeguards all participants, human and animal, by reducing their exposure to risk or harm.
Research Ethics at MSVU is governed by the Research Ethics Office. This office also provides consultation and education about the Research Ethics review process. Research Ethics at MSVU involves both human research (governed by the University Research Ethics Board – UREB) and animal research (governed by the Animal Care Committee – ACC). These committees review all faculty, student and staff research studies that involve human participants and/or their data, as well as animals.
All research involving humans or animals that is conducted under the auspices and/or jurisdiction of MSVU must comply, at minimum, with the following requirements, and receive ethics clearance from the appropriate research ethics boards prior to beginning their research: