Simon Fraser University is committed to ensuring the highest level of ethical conduct for research involving human participants and to following the guidelines outlined in the Tri-Council Policy Statement, Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.

This website is intended to provide information to SFU Faculty, staff and employees to help in the completion and submission of research ethics applications to the Office of Research Ethics and the SFU Research Ethics Board.

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April 15, 2014

The Graduate Student Tutorial is currently unavailable. Sorry for any inconvenience.

April 15, 2014

Are you a graduate student looking for more information about submitting an application for research ethics review?

The SFU Library Research Commons http://www.lib.sfu.ca/research-commons offers workshops on research ethics presented by the Office of Research Ethics.

      The next one is:
          Thursday, April 17, 2014
          10:30-11:20 am
          Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby

See http://workshops.lib.sfu.ca/node/421 for more information and to register.

March 11, 2014

Please note, the office is experiencing a very high volume of applications. Please expect at least two to three weeks from submission to review and approval. If you have any questions, please contact dore@sfu.ca.

February 3, 2014

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Holly Longstaff

While Dr Shafey is on parental leave, please see Dr. Holly Longstaff for ethics-related queries and requests for education and training.

November 13, 2013

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 has determined that the Title of the Thesis submitted to the Library does not have to match the title of the Letter of Ethics Approval.

Therefore, the Office of Research Ethics will no longer be processing amendments for Title Change Requests if the request is for the purpose of matching the Thesis Title to the Title of Letter of Ethics Approval.

Contact Us

8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6

Discovery 2 - Room 231 (Map)
Phone: 778 782 3447
Email: dore@sfu.ca