The Research Ethics Board (REB) is an autonomous body mandated by Dawson College’s Board of Governors to review the ethical acceptability of research involving humans, when conducted by Dawson faculty, staff, students or approved external researchers. The REB supports researchers in maintaining the highest ethical conduct, by ensuring that the ethical guidelines of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans TCPS 2 (2018) and the Dawson College Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans are respected.
Questions regarding the ethics review process, submitting an application to the REB, the status of an application, review letters or requests for ethics advice can be directed to the REB Coordinator at email@example.com.
Research Ethics Information Session Series
The Dawson Research Ethics Board (REB) will be hosting a series of information sessions on research ethics during the winter 2023 semester. These information sessions are open to all Dawson faculty and staff and will cover a range of research ethics topics including:
Government guidelines on research ethics and the role of the REB
Course-based research (CBR)
Risk assessment for research projects and proportionate approach to the ethics review
Ethics review process for research carried out by Dawson staff and teachers
Research exempted from ethics review by the REB
The next session of the REB Information Series will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 2 p.m. and will be a Workshop on Risk Assessment and Proportionate Approach in Research Ethics Reviews.
Title: Workshop on Risk Assessment and Proportionate Approach in Research Ethics Reviews
Date: May 17, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Virtual on Teams
Description: This workshop will address the issues generally faced at the risk-assessment preliminary stage of any ethics review, including the review of course-based research (CBR) projects. According to the TCPS 2 guidelines, the ethics review of research projects must be adapted to the level of risk. Risk assessment is therefore a crucial step in any ethics review and must be carried out in accordance with the TCPS 2 guidelines and not simply follow general intuitions. We will discuss the modalities of adaptation of the ethics review to the risk level, as provided for in the TCPS 2, and the implications of such adaptation for the ethics review of CBR. This will be an opportunity for participants to bring examples for our discussions.