Triage Tool Introduction


Please find below an interactive ‘Ethics Application Screening Tool’ – a tool to help guide researchers to the appropriate application for ethics review for the various REBs in the province. There are additional supplementary interpretations/definitions below to help researchers answer some of the critical questions in the tool. It is highly recommended that all researchers complete the ‘Ethics Application Screening Tool’ prior to accessing an application form in the Researcher Portal, as applications cannot be transferred between the different REBs if the incorrect application is selected. In addition, through the creation of the Researcher Portal, the various REBs have updated their processes and forms and these changes may impact which application to complete.

The ‘Newfoundland and Labrador Ethics Application Screening Tool’ was developed by Sandra Veenstra on behalf of the Health Research Ethics Authority (HREA) and is subject to copyright. This tool is not to be replicated without permission. This tool is provided for informational purposes only. The tool is provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the owner/author of the tool do not warrant the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of the tool.  The owner/author accepts no duty of care to users of the tool and disclaims all liability for any claims or damages of any kind in respect of the use of or reliance on the tool.  Each situation is different and requires a review of the relevant and specific facts and law applicable to a particular situation.  You are advised to review all relevant legislative and policy documents and obtain your own independent and legal and other professional advice in respect thereof with regards to any particular research project you will be undertaking. If you have any questions about the tool you can contact Sandra Veenstra, Ethics Director to the HREA at or (709) 777-8905.