*** ORE and the REB are currently expecting a high volume of submissions with limited resources, please note you may not hear from our office until at least four weeks after you have initially submitted in the Database. We apologize for the delay and would like to thank you for your understanding.***

BCEHI - Past, Present, and Future

The BC Ethics Harmonization Initiative (BCEHI) has published a newsletter on its growth and exciting milestones.  Read more

Amendment Submissions for Thesis Title Changes NOT REQUIRED

The Office of Research Ethics in consultation with the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and The Library Thesis Office Read More

Funding Titles and ORE Application Titles

Grant proposals that have been peer-reviewed and funded by granting agencies Read more

Study Submission Deadlines for Full Board Applications

See submission deadlines for Full Board Review applications. These only apply to applications that require Full Board review.

Human Ethics Requirements Checklist for Graduate Students

The ORE has created a ‘Human Ethics Requirements Checklist for Graduate Students’ to help them identify when they need research ethics review. This document is available here.

New Amendment Request Form and Guidelines

There is now a slightly modified amendment request form and guidelines in As usual, please remember to remove any highlighting from previously approved versions and add the new highlighting to the changed portions of the amended documents.

SFU Chosen as BCEHI Coordinator

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has awarded SFU the role of project coordination for the BC Ethics Harmonization Initiative for one year. Read more

iPinCH Working Better Together Conference

SFU ORE participated in the "Working Better Together Conference on Indigenous Research Ethics". Read more

Research Using FluidSurveys

Please note, SFU is now offering access to a version of FluidSurveys that is hosted in Canada and meets the requirements of BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).  Read more

Completion of Studies

Unsure of when to close your research study? Please refer to the new Completion of Study Guideline on our Ethics Forms page for more information on when, and how, to close your study.  

Brown Bag Sessions

Have a question about your research ethics application? One day each month we hold Brown Bag sessions to answer your questions. See the upcoming dates and our events calendar below!

*Note that dates are subject to change depending on availability.

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Check back for special Brown Bag Presentations in 2017!

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