If you are a student, faculty member, or staff member planning on conducting research that involves people, you will need to apply for approval from Western’s Non-Medical Research Ethics Board (REB) well before you begin your research.
If this is your first time applying for research ethics approval at Western (or if you just feel like you need a refresher), you should begin by referring to these research ethics tips and tutorials compiled by the Faculty of Education.
We also strongly recommend browsing the research ethics resources listed below and checking print resources available at the FIMS Graduate Library and Western Libraries by searching the online catalogue.
Research ethics resources by location
- Government of Canada Panel on Research Ethics
- TCPS2 (2014) Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
- Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research
- NIH Regulations, Policies and Guidance for Conduct of Research Involving Human Subjects
- U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Basic Policy for Protection of Human Research Subjects
- University of Michigan Sample Templates
- U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Nuremberg Code: Directives for Human Experimentation
Updated February 4, 2017