Research Ethics Board

REB Submission Deadlines & Meeting Dates 2013/14

Submit application by this date:

To be reviewed at this meeting:

Monday, September 2, 2013  Thursday, September 12, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013  Thursday, October 10, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013  Thursday, November 14, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013  Thursday, December 12, 2013 (last 2013 meeting)
Monday, December 30, 2013  Thursday, January 9, 2014 (first 2014 meeting)
Monday, February 3, 2014  Thursday, February 13, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014  Thursday, March 13, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014  Thursday, April 10, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014  Thursday, May 8, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014  Thursday, June 12, 2014

All REB meetings are held in Room K1014 from 1-3 p.m. The REB does not meet during July and August.

In order for your application to be considered, the REB Coordinator must receive it -- and all supporting documentation -- a minimum of 10 calendar days prior to the meeting.

One copy of the application and supporting documentation should be delivered or emailed to REB Coordinator Wanda Anderson ( in the Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) Office, Room T3010, London Campus. Faxed applications are not accepted. Any applications received after a submission deadline will be considered at the next available REB meeting.

What we do

Fanshawe's Research Ethics Board (REB) is accountable to ensure any and all research involving human subjects conforms to the ethical standards outlined in the College policy Ethics Guidelines & Review Process for Research Involving Human Subjects. The REB helps ensure ethical principles are used in research projects involving human subjects. When research involves human subjects, there are several guiding ethical principles:

  • Respect for human dignity;
  • Respect for free and informed consent;
  • Respect for vulnerable persons;
  • Respect for privacy and confidentiality;
  • Respect for justice and inclusiveness;
  • Balancing harms and benefits - minimizing harm, maximizing benefit.  

The REB serves the Fanshawe College research community as a consultative body, and thus contributes to education in research ethics. It also has responsibility for independent, multidisciplinary review of the ethics of research to determine if research projects should start or continue.    

What other ethics regulations must be considered?  

In addition to Fanshawe College policies, external research funding agencies also have stringent guidelines regarding the general conduct of research and ethics, especially in regard to the use of human and animal subjects. These external agencies have banded together to adopt uniform guidelines. For example, Canada's largest federal research granting agencies -- the  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) , the  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) , and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) -- have adopted guidelines under the umbrella name of the Tri-Council. All projects involving human subjects must follow the guidelines as outlined in the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. Fanshawe's research and ethics guideline was developed in accordance with Tri-Council policies.    

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