Research Ethics Info

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

Canada

United States

International

Updated February 4, 2017