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Research Ethics Board Coordinator
Daniel Tesolin
Office: 4B.01-10
  Local: 1416


The Dawson College Research Ethics Board is an autonomous body that is mandated by Dawson College’s Board of Governors to review the ethical acceptability of research involving humans and supports researchers to maintain the highest ethical conduct by ensuring that the ethical guidelines of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and the Dawson College Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans are respected.

Research ethics review is required for:

    1. Dawson researchers and researchers from other institutions who wish to conduct research or recruit human participants (such as; students, faculty, staff) at Dawson College,
    2. Dawson researchers under the auspices of Dawson College, who wish to conduct research with human participants external to the College.

Meeting Schedule

Full Board Meeting Submission Deadline
September 4, 2019 Friday, August 16, 2019 at 17:00hrs
October 1, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 at 17:00hrs
November 6, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 at 17:00hrs
December 4, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 at 17:00hrs

Submitting Applications

The REB accepts applications on a rolling basis. Low to minumal risk studies will be reviewed through the delegated ethics review process. Studies that are deemed higher than minimal risk will be reviewed at the next full board meeting.

All complete applications received by the submission deadline will be reviewed at the corresponding meeting date. In order to avoid unnecessary delays, please ensure that complete applications are submitted to the REB Office.  Incomplete and/or poor quality applications will result in delays in the ethics review process.

See the Application Process & Forms page for the appropriate forms and instructions on submitting applications to the REB. The submission deadlines correspond to Full Board meeting dates. Applications that do not require a full board review will be reviewed via the delegated review process.

Any questions regarding the ethics review process, submitting applications, the status of your application, review letters, submitting an application to the REB and requests for ethics advice can be directed to the REB Coordinator, Daniel Tesolin at or at extension 1416.

If your project requires special consideration, please contact the Coordinator to see if accommodations can be made.

Last Modified: August 20, 2019