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Department of Psychology Ethics

On these pages is information on how to apply for ethics, application forms, information about using Research Participation Credits, University policies and other important points to consider when applying for ethics clearance.

The Chair of the Department of Psychology Research Ethics Board is Dr. Tavis Campbell.

Do I Need Ethics Review?

In all likelihood the answer to the question 'Do I need ethics review?' is yes if your research involves human participants.

Note to Students:

Students should identify their supervisors as co-investigators. This is required for supervisors to have access to the data.

Course-based Research Projects:

Course-based research projects that involve data collection from human participants need to be reviewed by the Department’s      Research Ethics Board. Contact the Chair for details

Application Information and Forms for:

All ethics applications for non-medical research should be made to the Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (CFREB). If any of your participants will be recruited through Alberta Health Services, then apply to the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB). Application information and forms can be obtained through their web sites:

Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board
Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board

Policy Issues

Lotteries as Participant Remuneration
Policy on Archival Data
Ethics for On-line Research

Ethics Source Documents and Useful Links

Faculty of Arts Ethics web pages
The Tri-Council Ethics Policy
Conducting Research with Patient Charts
Department Research Participation System Policy
Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists