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
- 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).
- Research involving human biological materials (including remains, cadavers, tissues, biological fluids, embryos, fetuses, fetal tissue, reproductive materials and stem cells).
- Research about individuals in the public arena if s/he is to be interviewed and/or private papers (personal letters or journals) accessed.
- 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.
- Quality assurance studies and program evaluations which address a research question.
- 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.