Thompson Rivers University 50th Anniversary
Thompson Rivers University 50th Anniversary

Research Ethics

Ethics application forms have moved

All Ethics Application Forms (Human, Animal, Biohazard) are now accessible through the Romeo software system. Please click here for more information on Romeo.

Wondering where to start?

See our Ethics FAQ

Human Ethics Review Board

All research or other studies which involve human subjects must receive approval by the Research Ethics Board (REB) prior to commencement of the project. To determine if your project requires Ethics approval see the TRU Human Ethics Policy. The Policy also outlines the uses of other TRU Ethics Forms, and provides general information on the review process.

2019 REB Committee Members

PLEASE NOTE: Applications will be accepted and dealt with on an ad-hoc basis. Processing will take approximately 3-4 weeks from time of submission. Summer months (May - August) can take 4-6 weeks. Applications received after December 7 will take approximately will take approximately 4-6 weeks.

Human Ethics Policy - Draft

Please note: There is an On-line Introductory Tutorial available at which provides helpful information on the Goals of the Policy, the Context of an Ethics Framework and its first five sections: Ethics Review, Free and Informed Consent, Privacy and Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest and Inclusion in Research.

Human Ethics Resources

Human Ethics Review Templates

Please note that these are templates only. Contact if you have any questions.

Animal Care Committee

Submission Deadline: Continuous Intake

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) regards the use of animals in research, teaching, testing and production as a privilege and not a right. All individuals involved in the use of animals for research, teaching, testing and production must care for their animals in compliance with the TRU Animal Care Committee (TRU-ACC) protocols, the Canadian Council for Animal Care (CCAC) Guidelines and in accordance with Sections 444-447 of the Criminal Code of Canada and Section 24 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Thompson Rivers University treats all animals used in teaching and research with the highest standards of ethical care and treatment, and has been recognized with a Certificate of Good Animal Practice issued by the Canadian Council on Animal Care.

Animal Care Committee Resources

Please contact if you have any questions.

Biosafety Committee

All Biosafety resources are now found in the TRU Romeo system. This includes Biosafety Application and Standard Operating Procedure forms.

Please refer to our Biosafety website for additional  information.

This office is supported by the federal Research Support Fund. The Fund assists Canadian post-secondary institutions to maintain a world-class research environment, which includes human ethics, animal care and biosafety.

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