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Course Ethics Application Process 

Information on the Course Ethics application and continuing review process, information on the Chair/Dean Approval Notification process, and resources for Instructors and Students 

COVID-19 Information

Guidelines for conducting in-person research during the COVID-19 pandemic

Conducting Externally Approved Research at SFU 

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

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 System

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

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 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