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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 (2022).

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:

Summer 2024 Closure

Summer 2024: The REB will not respond to emails, process applications, accept new applications or process amendments between 4th May 2024 and 7th July 2024.

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.

General Guidance

Pre-Review for Forensics and Environmental Health

Starting in November 2022, Forensics and Environmental Health students cannot apply directly to the REB without having completed a departmental pre-review.

Pre-review package for instructors/supervisors of Forensics and Environmental Health student projects:

REB Application

Post approval form

REB policies and procedures

Current reports

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