Research Ethics Board
The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Research Ethics Board (REB) reviews and approves research
involving human participants. Before starting a research study, the REB must review
all research involving human participants.
approval. This is true for both funded and unfunded research. Our REB uses the TCPS2 as a guide.
As an applicant, your first step is to complete the TCPS2 Course on Research Ethics tutorial to determine if your proposal is research. This tutorial will help applicants familiarize themselves with the TCPS2 and consider the ethical implications of their research. The tutorial is interactive and should take about two hours to complete (can be completed in various sections). Once complete, the applicant will get a certificate to append to their application.
To determine if your research requires a review, please review our Guide for Determining if Ethics Approval is Required (pdf) and check TCPS2 articles 2.1 and 2.2. If a review is required, complete an Application for Ethics Review (pdf). If your application is deemed minimal risk (TCPS2, article 2.8B and 6.12) a delegated review (two members of the REB) will be undertaken. Please expect 10-15 working days to receive our reviewer comments.
If the proposal is deemed to be above minimal risk, or would benefit from other REB members advice, the proposal will undergo a full board review and you may be asked to attend a meeting. If necessary, external reviewers may be sought.
Note: If you already have approval for the proposal from another institute, your application will undergo an expedited review process. The review will be completed by the REB chair or a lead reviewer.
For more information please contact Jacquelynn Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No research with human participants shall begin before approval is received from the Saskatchewan Polytechnic REB. Research protocols must have a Certificate that is valid for one year. Please contact the REB if you would like to renew (pdf) your certificate, if there are any adverse events (pdf) (report within one business day) or if you have modified (pdf) your proposal.
Applications are reviewed by the Tri-Council Compliant Research Ethics Board
|Dr. Rod Stutt (Chair)
Moose Jaw campus
Dr. Madeline Press
|Dr. William Smythe
Professor, Faculty of Arts
University of Regina
Dr. Ursula Osteneck
Instructor, BioScience Technology Program
Instructor, Computer Systems Technology