Forms, Policy, and Resources
- Sensitive Data Toolkit
- Introductory Tutorial for the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS 2) on Ethical Conduct in Research with Humans
- ARECCI (Alberta Research Ethics Community Consensus Initiative) Ethics Screening Tool
- Informed Consent Checklists
Includes checklists for three types of research projects.
- Standard research
- Research that students are doing for course assignments
- Scholarship of teaching & learning / dual-role research
Please consult the appropriate checklist when creating the informed consent for your research project. This is information the Research Ethics Board needs to see in the informed consent documents; failure to include these items (or enough detail about these items) will result in request to revise and resubmit.
Research Ethics Board Operations During COVID-19
Researchers starting new research projects, including Course Based Student Research, in the 2020/2021 academic year will be required to submit a COVID-19 Research Plan. Details of a plan should appear in the Project Application form as well as in the COVID-19 New Research Plan form (both found above).
Please consult Considerations for Amendments to Research Impacted by COVID-19 for guidance on how to design the proposed research project to address the impact of COVID-19. The Research Ethics Board (ethics [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca) and the Research Common (researchcommon [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca) can also be consulted.
If the application does not reflect thorough consideration of the impact that COVID-19 will have on the proposed project, it will be returned for revision.
Completed Project Application forms and the COVID-19 New Research Plan form are to be submitted to ethics [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca. Allow 2-3 weeks for review of your application.
If you have any questions, or need assistance with the form or designing a COVID-19 Research Plan, please contact the REB at ethics [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca. This email account will be monitored over the summer, however, same-day reply may not be possible.
REB Application Form Help Videos
Course-Based Student Research Application Help Videos
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
RDC Main Campus Location
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Red Deer, Alberta | T4N 5H5