Thinking about doing research at St. Mary’s University? The Research Ethics Board (REB) is here to support and promote research and ethical thinking as symbiotic and continuous processes. The StMU REB follows national guidance provided by the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS-2, 2014). You can find our own REB Policy farther down this page.
If you plan on submitting an application to the StMU REB please note that applications will ONLY be accepted on the 3rd Monday of every month (should StMU be closed on such a Monday the deadline will instead be that Tuesday). Applications received after 4pm on the monthly deadline will not be considered until the next deadline. Furthermore, applications that are incomplete or unclear will be returned to the applicant without review.
Due to Covid-19 the StMU will only accept digital applications. Applications must be emailed to Dr. Scott Lovell, Chair of the REB at email@example.com. In your email you must attach your application as a SINGLE Word document (electronic signatures are accepted). You may attach up to two additional supporting documents (e.g., Appendices). Applications that do not follow these requirements may not be reviewed.
Before making an application researchers should review the StMU policy and application carefully (see below) . Any questions should be directed to Dr. Scott Lovell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted to the REB in the summer months of June & July may not be responded to until August. Additionally, applications submitted during the month of December may not be responded to until January.