Ethics review process
Any research project involving human participants or human biological material conducted within the jurisdiction or under the auspices of the University of Ottawa, whether it is funded or not and regardless of where it is conducted, must receive ethics approval from a University Research Ethics Board (REB) prior to the start of the project.
Tri-council Policy Statement
Research Ethics Boards (REB)
The mandate of the REBs is to assess and sanction the ethical aspects of all research projects involving human participants conducted under their jurisdiction by their professors and students, prior to their inception and during their execution. The REBs also verify how researchers plan to take on their ethical responsibilities. In order to determine the necessity for REB review of external projects in which students, professors or support staff of the University of Ottawa serve as research participants, please contact our office.
Office of Research Ethics and Integrity
September to May: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
June to August: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Please note that the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity is located in a space that could be difficult to access. We recommend that any persons needing accommodations contact us by phone or email prior to visiting our office.