VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Departmental Review

The REB may delegate its responsibility for reviewing minimal risk, undergraduate student research to Departmental Review Committees, with agreement between the Department and the REB. 

There are currently no Departmental Review Agreements in place, and thus Departments are not currently authorized to review and approve research on behalf of the REB. Please contact the REB if you would like to discuss entering into a Departmental Review Agreement with the REB.

Except as noted on the REB Jurisdiction page, all research involving human participants must be approved by the REB.

Please also note that activities intended solely for pedagogical purposes do not constitute research, and are therefore not subject to REB review. The REB encourages departments to conduct their own ethical review of pedagogical activities within their programs.  

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