Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Research Ethics

EREB (Education Research Ethics Board) assists students in the Faculty of Education preparing ethics submissions for GREB review.

The role of EREB is to ensure that research is able to meet its intended outcome in a manner that reduces and minimizes risk to both the researcher(s) and the participants.

EREB conducts a scholarly review at the same time it conducts an ethical review. For studies that have been reviewed and approved by other external agencies, for example SSHRC, the scholarly review completed by that agency fulfils this requirement. In addition to reviewing submissions, EREB answers questions about research ethics, suggests changes to a study in order to address ethics issues, and makes presentations to B.Ed. and graduate students about research ethics.

The Education Research Ethics Board (EREB) committee for 2020/2021 is:

Amanda Cooper, Faculty
Jacob DesRochers, Graduate Student
Adira Winegust, Graduate Student
Kyle Cummings-Bentley, Administrative Support

Required For All Submissions

The following documents must be uploaded to ROMEO/TRAQ under the attachments section in order to complete your application:
  • LOI/Consent Form: Find them under "Letter of Information/Consent Form Resources" on the GREB homepage
  • Supporting Materials. Recruitment scripts, surveys, interviews, protocols, etc. Examples available on the GREB homepage
  • All researchers on the Project Team, including faculty and supervisors, are required to complete the Course on Research Ethics (CORE) and a copy of their CORE certificates must be attached to the ethics application (see link to training below)

Information and Forms:

  • Examples of Letters of Information/Consent Forms, Scripts, Agreements & FAQs can be found part way down the GREB homepage
  • Course on Research Ethics (CORE) (Required for all submissions - please include certificate as an attachment) - see link under the "Ethics" tab on the top bar of the GREB homepage, or use this direct link
  • Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy Planning Record (Required for international research)
  • Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans - direct link
  • Tri-Agency Open Access Policy - direct link
  • Guidance on completing and reviewing the new GREB Standard Application Form - see link in the "Application Form Resources" section on the GREB homepage
  • Note: if any links are not working, please contact Kyle Cummings-Bentley

EREB and GREB Submission Deadlines 2020-2021

November 25, 2020
December 18, 2020
January 20, 2021
February 24, 2021
March 24, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 26, 2021
June 23, 2021
July 21, 2021
August 25, 2021
September 22, 2021
October 20, 2021
November 24, 2021
December 17, 2021

These are firm deadlines and submissions received after the due date will not be reviewed until the next round.