Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board (ECU-REB)
Emily Carr University promotes a high standard of ethics and integrity in research and scholarship.
All university-affiliated research involving human participants requires prior review and approval from the Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board (ECU-REB).
The ECU-REB works in compliance with the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, (TCPS 2, 2022) and the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (2021).
To comply with these standards, all Emily Carr University Researchers who embark on human participant research are required to complete the TCPS2:CORE 2022 (Course on Research Ethics) before receiving research ethics approval for their research.
In 2022 the ECU-REB prepared the statement, In a Good Way: Principles Guiding Indigenous Research Ethics at Emily Carr University. All researchers whose work involves Indigenous people, communities, territories, and topics are advised to read this statement along with Chapter 9 in the TCPS2.
Apply for Research Ethics Approval
The Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board (ECU-REB) receives applications for review from Emily Carr faculty members, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and external researchers who are conducting research that involves humans at Emily Carr University.