Research Ethics

The BCIT Research Ethics Board (REB) interprets and applies the institute’s Research Ethics for Human Participant Policy #6500 which is based on the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2). TCPS2 was released Nov 2010, and replaces TCPS1, which was developed by the three main federal granting agencies in Canada (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC) as a way to standardize protections for human participants in research.

Research use of personal information by BCIT employees is subject to the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and BCIT Policy 6700 - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy. For questions about use of personal information and compliance with FIPPA, please contact the Associate Director, Privacy, Records Management and Copyright.

Any research conducted at BCIT or undertaken by BCIT faculty, staff or students which involves human participants must be reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Board. Submissions for review should be submitted to the REB using the appropriate guidelines and forms.

For more information on the REB and research ethics at BCIT check out our frequently asked questions or email the REB Chair.

BCIT REB Policies and Procedures:

REB current reports:

The National Council on Ethics in Human Research, Site Visit Report, 2005. [PDF, 1.10 MB]

Research Ethics Board: 2014 Meeting Dates