VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Departmental Review

The REB may delegate its responsibility for reviewing minimal risk, course-based student research to department- or faculty-level Ethics Review Committees, with agreement between a Department or Faculty and the REB. 

There are currently no department- or faculty-level Review Agreements in place, and thus neither departments nor faculties are currently authorized to review and approve research on behalf of the REB. 

Please contact the REB at if you would like to discuss entering into a department- or faculty-level review agreement with the REB.

Except as noted on webpage entitled “Does Your Project Require Ethical Review?,” all research involving human participants must be approved by the REB.

Activities intended solely for pedagogical purposes do not constitute research, and thus are not subject to REB review

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