The role of the Research Ethics and Compliance Unit (Office of Research) is to:
Compliance certification is required for all research involving:
Certification must be obtained prior to starting the research.
Faculty and staff research funds/awards cannot be released until appropriate certification has been obtained. For information regarding the release of graduate student funds/awards please contact the School for Graduate Studies, for information regarding the release of undergraduate student funds/awards please contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office, or the Faculty/Department.
Compliance falls under the auspice of two Administrative Units:
For information regarding controlled goods certification please contact the Research Ethics and Compliance Officer directly.
The Research Ethics and Compliance Unit is available to provide services such as:
If there is ever a question as to whether or not a project requires compliance certification, please contact us for an assessment.
The University Human Research Ethics Committee (UHREC) and UHREC, Disciplinary College ensures that research involving human participants adheres to the research guidelines of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and regulatory bodies.
The University Animal Research Ethics Committee (UAREC) ensures that research and teaching involving animals adheres to the research and teaching guidelines of The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and regulatory bodies.