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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 (Final)

Complete applications that are submitted by the submission deadline will be reviewed at the corresponding Full Board Meeting.

Full Board Meeting Submission Deadline
September 5, 2018 August 12, 2018                at 17:00hrs
October 24, 2018 September 24, 2018         at 17:00hrs
December 12, 2018 November 12, 2018          at 17:00hrs
November 14, 2018 October 14, 2018              at 17:00hrs
February 6, 2019 January 6, 2019                 at 17:00hrs

Submitting Applications

The REB accepts applications on an ongoing basis. 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 outside the Full Board meeting schedule.

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

Any questions regarding the ethics review process, submitting applications, the status of your application, review letters, and requests for ethics advice can be directed to the Coordinator.

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

Last Modified: October 2, 2018