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Course Approvals

Information on the new Course Ethics Approval application process and continuing review, information on Ancillary Review (Chair Approval), and resources for Instructors and Students 

COVID-19 Information

SFU Research Ethics Board (REB) Guidance during the COVID-19 outbreak

Do I Need Ethics Approval?

Scope of research ethics review and discussion of activities that do not require review or are exempt from review, and resources for how to create an exemption application

Ethics Application Resources

Introduction to Research Ethics at SFU, Research Ethics Application Top Tips, Zoom guidance, TCPS2 CORE tutorial information, "Does my study require ethics approval?" flowchart, resources for graduate students and additional resources

Ethics Application System

Access the new system, training resources, including videos and quick guides, Zoom help session information and FAQs

Ethics Policies and Guidelines

Institutional policies; internal REB guidance documents; provincial, national and international policies


SFU ethics documents including consent form template and COI disclosure form

Initial and Continuing Review

Initial application, amendments, annual renewals, or combined amend/renew and study closure

Harmonized Review (BC only)

Research Ethics BC (RE BC) and Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP) approvals

Research Ethics Board (REB)

Submission deadlines for full board review, REB meeting information and 2021 REB meeting dates

Recent Updates/Newsroom

Latest policy and guidance updates, including developments in the field, resources developed by colleagues and upcoming conferences 

Conducting Externally Approved Research at SFU 

Coordinating multi-jurisdictional research ethics applications between TCPS2 compliant institutions, applications with international sites and partners