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The BCIT Research Ethics Board (REB) interprets and applies the institute’s Research Ethics for Human Participant Policy #6500 [PDF], which is based on the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2).

Any research conducted at BCIT or undertaken by BCIT faculty, staff or students that involves human participants or biological materials (blood, DNA, etc.) should be reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Board. Guidelines and forms can be found below.

For more information on the REB and research ethics at BCIT:

Note for in-person research

Effective April 11, 2022

Given the ongoing and variable risks associated with COVID-19 in communities and BCIT’s participation in research ethics harmonization in BC, the BCIT REB has adopted UBC’s guidelines and forms to review and mitigate the risk to researchers and participants.

Please contact the BCIT REB chair and see UBC’s page for more information if you will propose in-person research.

REB Application

Summer 2022 REB Applications

The REB will not accept new applications in July and August.
Applications submitted by the last day of June will still be processed.