Ethics Application Screening Tool
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For further guidance please refer to the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2).

GREAT! Your research should be categorized below.

Research that does require review

  1. Research involving living human participants (human participants are those individuals whose data, or responses to interventions, stimuli or questions by the researcher, are relevant to answering the research question).
  2. Research involving human biological materials (including remains, cadavers, tissues, biological fluids, embryos, fetuses, fetal tissue, reproductive materials and stem cells).
  3. Research about individuals in the public arena if s/he is to be interviewed and/or private papers (personal letters or journals) accessed.
  4. Research involving secondary use of data (use of data initially collected for another purpose) – health records, employee records, student records, computer listings, banked tissue, data collected for a different research project, if any form of identifier is involved and/or if data linkage or results could generate identifiable information.
  5. Quality assurance studies and program evaluations which address a research question.
  6. The collection of data or biological materials for the storage for future research purposes (in or outside the province); even if it is a biobank/repository located outside the province and one sample is being sent for storage.