Ethics and Research


All research at Dawson College involving human participants must be reviewed by the Research Ethics Board (REB). The REB, mandated by the Board of Governors, supports researchers in their mission to maintain ethical research conduct and instrumentation by ensuring that ethical guidelines are respected.

Research ethics review is required for all researchers (both Dawson researchers and researchers from other institutions) who wish to conduct research using human participants (students and/or staff) at Dawson College, and for Dawson researchers recruiting participants outside of the College. Please submit an application for ethics review to the REB well in advance of your project start date. Consult the REB homepage for submission deadlines and meeting dates.

Please see the policies below for details on conducing research involving humans.

  • Integrity in Research and Scholarship Policy
    This policy defines the integrity framework for research and scholarship at Dawson College, and describes the education, guidance and support it provides to members of the college community. The College expects all those involved in, or associated with the research enterprise to adhere to accepted standards of integrity in their research activities. This policy endorses the standards of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Integrity in Research and Scholarship (1994, hereafter TCPS-IRS), in conjunction with the collective agreements of unionized personnel of the College.
  • Policy for the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans
    This College policy abides by the Tri-Council Policy Statement and expresses Dawson’s commitment to adhere to recognized standards for the ethical conduct and institutional oversight of all research involving humans

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Last Modified: June 18, 2024