This page provides quick information about deadlines and how to apply for ethics review. If this is your first ethics application, or if you need further details on the full review process, please see our Human Ethics Review Process page.
Athabasca University students may apply for ethics review at any time. Applications will be processed according to established timelines.
Applications from AU faculty and staff must be submitted by the first Friday of each month. These applications will be reviewed at the regular monthly Research Ethics Board (REB) meeting, and a decision will be provided within one week of the meeting.
Note: There will be no REB meeting in August. If you plan for your study to begin in August or September, your application must be submitted by the first Friday in July.
All ethics applications are completed and submitted online through the Research Portal. Please review the applicable instructions below before beginning the application process:
Make sure you include all the necessary information, including related appendices, or your application may be returned.
If you have difficulties with your application, please contact the Research Ethics Officer.
Research Ethics Officer
Toll-free: 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6718 (in Canada and U.S.)
Updated March 14 2018 by Research