Welcome to Research Ethics

Niagara College and the Niagara College Research Ethics Board (REB) are committed to ensuring research at the College is conducted with the highest ethical standards.

Together, they promote the ethical conduct of research and adhere to the federal mandate, Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2014) or TCPS 2 and College Research Practices to ensure that the rights of human participants in research are respected and protected. The TCPS 2 applies to those conducting, participating in, or reviewing human research in institutions.

At Niagara College, both the College’s Research Practices and the TCPS 2 serve as a framework for the ethical conduct of research and shall be consulted to guide the REB, principal investigators (also referred to as principal researchers), and all research team members to view and understand the perspective of human participants and protect their welfare, when participating and/or reviewing research studies. The REB is therefore dedicated to developing student and faculty competencies in research activities by ensuring research is conducted according to the TCPS 2 and College Research Practices.

The pages within this site contain information about the REB, as well as forms and procedures for researchers wanting to conduct research at Niagara College.