VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Research Ethics Board (REB)

In accordance with the suspension of the Provincial State of Emergency, the REB is no longer operating under its Emergency Procedures and Directive related to research involving in-person interaction among researchers and participants. 


VIU is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in research involving human participants. The VIU Research Ethics Board (REB) supports this goal by educating the VIU community and by ensuring that research conducted under the aegis of VIU complies with the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2018).

This website contains information on VIU’s REB application and review process, as well as resources intended to support researchers. The Research Ethics Officer and REB Chair can also provide project-specific guidance. If you have questions, and/or if you would like the REB to provide an information session (e.g. for your class or program) please do not hesitate to contact the REB at or 250-740-6631.