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 2021/2022 is:

Richard Reeve, Faculty
Adira Winegust, Graduate Student
Michael Holden, 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 2021-2022

November 24, 2021 January 5, 2022
December 13, 2021 January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022 February 23, 2022
February 23, 2022 March 30, 2022
March 23, 2022 April 27, 2022
April 20, 2022 May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022 June 30, 2022
June 22, 2022 July 28, 2022
July 20, 2022 August 31, 2022
August 24, 2022 September 28, 2022
September 21, 2022 October 26, 2022
October 26, 2022 November 30, 2022
November 23, 2022 TBD
December 14, 2022 TBD

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