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 2019/2020 is:

Amanda Cooper, Faculty
Jacob DesRochers, Graduate Student
Amir Rasooli, 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:
  • Email or letter from supervisor indicating application is ready for review by EREB/GREB (for student applications only)
  • 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
  • CORE Certificate Information and Forms (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 in the "Education and Training" section on the GREB homepage
  • Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy Planning Record (Required for international research)
  • Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans - see link in the "Research Ethics Regulations" section on the GREB homepage
  • Tri-Agency Open Access Policy - see link in the "Guidelines" section on the GREB homepage
  • Guidance on Completing and reviewing the new GREB Standard Application Form - see link in the "Application Form Resources" section on the GREB homepage

EREB and GREB Submission Dates 2019-2020

November 20, 2019
December 18, 2019
January 22, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 25, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 20, 2020
June 24, 2020
July 22, 2020
August 19, 2020
September 23, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 25, 2020


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