All research involving human subjects requires approval from the appropriate University ethics board. It may take several weeks for this process to be completed. Please check the deadlines of the different ethics boards and plan your submission accordingly.
Students should not begin any work on their projects until:
All student researchers (graduate and undergraduate) are required to complete the online CORE education tutorial prior to commencing any research activities involving humans.
The CORE program is an on-line interactive program with eight modules that can be completed in about 4 hours. Users must register into the Queen’s database using their Queen’s student email address, await an activation code by the CORE program, and then begin. On first entry, users are invited to be part of a knowledge-based pre- and post- research study. Thereafter, it is easy and a great experience. Access the CORE Tutorial here
Your SKHS Unit Research Ethics Secretary is Josie Birchall who is available at:
firstname.lastname@example.org . Her office is located in the SKHS Admin Office KHS 206A.
The steps to prepare your human research ethics documentation are listed below. There are separate processes for submissions depending on whether you are a faculty member or a student. Please be sure to read the list of steps that are applicable to you.
All postdoctoral fellows, students (graduate and undergraduate) and staff MUST complete the CORE Ethics Online Tutorial prior to submitting any ethics documentation.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FACULTY MEMBERS ARE EXEMPT
Faculty Members (including Postdoctoral Fellows) Application Procedures for human ethics submission and review:
Student Members (Graduate and Undergraduate) and Staff Application Procedures for human ethics submission and review:
SKHS has a Unit Research Ethics Board (Unit REB) that assists in processing all research related documentation. Your documentation will be reviewed by the Unit REB for accuracy, completeness, and to ensure that it follows all required policies, procedures and guidelines established by the University.
Steps to be completed for SKHS Unit REB review:
Upon receipt of written approval from the Queen’s General Research Ethics Board (GREB) – you may proceed with your project.
Some ethics projects will require approval through the Health Sciences Research Board.