New Material from the OCAD U Research Ethics Board

  • New ROMEO Ethics Application and Researcher Guide - The on-line application for ethics approval was overhauled and improved with clearer instructions and more specific questions. The intention was to help researchers think through their research plans and provide the REB with the information required to make a decision. An accompanying guide was developed to help researchers navigate the new application and provide clarity for each section of the application.
  • New process for ethics applications - All researchers applying for ethics approval will now be required to attach their TCPS2 CORE completion certificate on every application they submit.
  • New process for responding to the REB - In order to increase efficiency in reviewing resubmissions, the REB has developed a new process that researchers should use to provide responses to the REB. A tutorial for this process is available.
  • REB guidance “Autoethnography and Research Ethics” and guide questionnaire - This document provides guidance on the conduct of autoethnographic research and related ethical considerations. It is important to note that individuals who feature in a researcher’s autobiographical experiences, and provide data required for the researcher to address the research question are to be considered human participants for Research Ethics Board (REB) purposes. As such, these individuals should be afforded the same rights as all human participants, as described in the TCPS 2– namely, justice, concern for welfare, and respect for the individual.
  • OCAD U's Policy on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Human Participants – The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to the OCADU community on the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects.

For additional new material from the REB, please see https://www.ocadu.ca/news/updates-ocad-university-research-ethics-board

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  • New ROMEO Ethics Application and Researcher Guide - The on-line application for ethics approval was overhauled and improved with clearer instructions and more specific questions. The intention was to help researchers think through their research plans and provide the REB with the information required to make a decision. An accompanying guide was developed to help researchers navigate the new application and provide clarity for each section of the application.
  • New process for ethics applications - All researchers applying for ethics approval will now be required to attach their TCPS2 CORE completion certificate on every application they submit.
  • New process for responding to the REB - In order to increase efficiency in reviewing resubmissions, the REB has developed a new process that researchers should use to provide responses to the REB. A tutorial for this process is available.
  • REB guidance “Autoethnography and Research Ethics” and guide questionnaire - This document provides guidance on the conduct of autoethnographic research and related ethical considerations. It is important to note that individuals who feature in a researcher’s autobiographical experiences, and provide data required for the researcher to address the research question are to be considered human participants for Research Ethics Board (REB) purposes. As such, these individuals should be afforded the same rights as all human participants, as described in the TCPS 2– namely, justice, concern for welfare, and respect for the individual.
  • OCAD U's Policy on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Human Participants – The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to the OCADU community on the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects.

For additional new material from the REB, please see https://www.ocadu.ca/news/updates-ocad-university-research-ethics-board

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