The University Research Ethics Board (UREB) is the governing body of ethical conduct for research involving humans or their data at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). To ensure that all research conforms to the minimum ethical standards and requirements as set out in the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS), please review the REB guidance documents provided below.

Please note: These documents do not automatically constitute research ethics compliance. Researchers must obtain research ethics clearance prior to beginning the research.

If researchers have questions or concerns, please contact


REB.INFO.001 REB Glossary of Terms – July 2023

REB.INFO.002 Reference Documents for the REB – July 2023

REB.INFO.101 Application of US Regulations – September 2021

REB.INFO.301 Visitors to REB Meetings – March 2022

REB.INFO.400 Categories of Review by Application – March 2022

REB.INFO.401 Faculty & Staff Submission Process – March 2022

REB.INFO.402 Graduate Student Submission Process – March 2022

REB.INFO.403 Undergraduate Student Submission Process – March 2022

REB.INFO.404  Ongoing Ethics Review Guidance – March 2022

REB.INFO.405 Modification Request – May 2022

REB.INFO.406 Revisions and Clarifications – May 2022

REB.INFO.410 Demographic Questions (best practices) – July 2023

REB.INFO.411 Suicidal Risk and Ideation – July 2023

REB.INFO.501 Current Human Research Participant F2F Status (COVID-19) – currently INACTIVE – July 2023

REB.INFO.502 Researcher Procedures for Resuming F2F Research – currently INACTIVE – July 2023

REB.INFO.503 Sensitive Data – June 2022

REB.INFO.504 Use of On-line Surveys – June 2022

REB.INFO.506 Use of Bonus Points as Participant Incentives – March 2022