Human Research Ethics

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:

  1. They have completed the Course on Research Ethics  (CORE)

    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

  1. Written approval has been secured from the appropriate ethics board. 

Instructions on how to prepare your ethics submission to the SKHS Unit REB for approval to proceed with the research is available here