Applications for ethical review are reviewed at a monthly full board meeting OR on a delegated basis by a subcommittee of the REB. Applications suitable for delegated review are reviewed on an ongoing basis (i.e. no deadline). The deadline for full-board applications is two weeks prior to the meeting date, as shown in the table below. 

Whether an application is reviewed at a monthly REB meeting or a delegated basis is determined by a Level of Review Assessment. Applications that meet any of the following criteria are reviewed at a monthly full board meeting and are thus subject to the submission deadline shown in the table below: 

  • The research poses greater than ‘minimal risk’, defined as research in which the probability and magnitude of possible harms implied by participation in the research is no greater than those encountered by participants in the aspects of their everyday life that relate to the research; 
  • The research involves deception or withholding of information from participants; or
  • The research involves persons or groups in vulnerable circumstances, invasive methods, sensitive subject matter, or occurs in a cultural context unfamiliar to the researcher/s. 




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November 24, 2023

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