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 Step 1: Determine If Your Project Requires Ethics Review
 Step 2: Determine Which Research Ethics Board Your Project Should Be Reviewed By
 Step 3: Assess The Risk Level Of Your Project (Minimal Risk Or Above Minimal Risk)
 Step 4: Submit An Ethics Application To The Ethics Office
 Step 5: Make The Requested Revisions As Suggested By The Research Ethics Board (If Necessary)

During the Ethics Review Process the REB will often respond to you with suggested revisions or modifications to the research protocol, consent form, recruitment protocol, etc. These revisions will need to be made and submitted for review prior to ethics approval being granted. Revisions must be submitted electronically.

 Step 6: Recieve The Certificate Of Approval And Begin The Project

Approval is issued for the protocol and corresponding documents that are described in the application. Changes to any aspect of this protocol (i.e. a change in research method, recruitment of participants, participant population, consenting process, consent form, etc.) require approval from the appropriate REB. An amendment form must be submitted to

Questions? Contact Research Excellence and Innovation (REI) at 306-966-2975 or