Local and International Policies

Visit our Policies & Guidelines page for our updated list of policies and research regulations from British Columbia, Canada, and the United States.

Study Submission Deadlines for Full Board Applications

See submission deadlines for Full Board Review applications in 2016. 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.

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).  As many of you are aware, SurveyMonkey, a US company, recently acquired FluidSurveys. Due to the special circumstances and requirements of BC's FIPPA legislation, SFU's contract with SurveyMonkey for FluidSurveys makes a specific exemption to their standard policy. That exemption provides for extraordinary cases where staff in the USA would access surveys and survey data hosted in Canada. For more information please visit:

A Must-Read for Health Sciences Researchers

The CIHR Ethics Office Education Workbook delves into ethical research issues beyond understanding policies and laws in the health sciences. It both explains the topics and invites closer examination through case studies.

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.  

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

New Anti-spam legislation and research activities at SFU

Canada’s new federal anti-spamming legislation (CASL) went into effect on July 1st, 2014.  Read More

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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