REB Applications

Any research involving human participants conducted at Humber or undertaken by Humber professors, administrators or students must be reviewed and approved by the Humber Research Ethics Board (HREB). Applications for review should be submitted to the HREB using the appropriate guidelines and forms.

The Humber REB usually meets the third Thursday of every month.  All applications must be complete and submitted to reb [at] humber.ca by the first Monday of each month in order to be reviewed at that month’s meeting. The Humber REB does not meet in July and August.

Submission Checklist

  • HREB Application
  • Recruitment materials
  • Information Letter(s)
  • Consent Form(s)
  • Copies of data collection tools (survey questions, focus group questions, etc)
  • TCPS 2 Certificates for entire research team   https://ethics.gc.ca/eng/education_tutorial-didacticiel.html
  • Institutional Approval:  All internal and external researchers planning to conduct research involving the collection of data from Humber staff, faculty, students, or access to institutional data/ resorces, must obtain institutional approval in addition to Humber Research Ethics Board (HREB).  HREB approval does not automaticcally constitute Intitutional Approval, and vice versa.  Institutional Approval is granted by the Office of the Senior Vice-President, Academic.  To request Institutional Approval, please visit the Applied Research & Innovation website https://www.humber.ca/research/researchers/  to download the form or contact research [at] humber.ca ().

 

General Research Ethics Applications:

Application Process for Research Projects Involving Human Participants

  1. Review the Humber Policy on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.
  2. Complete the Humber REB Application Form and attach all required supporting documentation
  3. Review the entire application package to verify completeness
  4. Submit a single PDF copy of the application, including all necessary signatures, via email to reb [at] humber.ca (see below for instructions on how to save and combine PDF files)

Multi-College Expert Panel Ethics Review Process

Applicants conducting minimum-risk research at multiple colleges in Ontario are eligible to apply for a letter of recommendation from the Multi-College Expert Panel to streamline the ethics approval process. More information about the Multi-College Expert Panel review process can be found here. Researchers who receive a Multi-College Expert Panel recommendation must still submit their Expert Panel recommendation letter, along with the approved ethics materials to the Humber REB for clearance.

Application Process to Amend an Approved Ethics Protocol

  1. Complete the REB Protocol Change Request Form and attach all required supporting documentation
  2. Review the application form and attachments to verify completeness
  3. Submit a single PDF copy of the form, including all necessary signatures and attachments, via email to reb [at] humber.ca (see below for instructions on how to save and combine PDF files)

Study Renewal and Completion Instructions

  1. Complete the REB Protocol Status Form and attach all required supporting documentation
  2. Review the application form and attachments to verify completeness
  3. Submit a single PDF copy of the form, including all necessary signatures and attachments, via email to reb [at] humber.ca (see below for instructions on how to save and combine PDF files)

Course Designations:

Application Process for Courses with Research Activities Involving Human Participants

  1. Review the Humber Policy on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
  2. Complete the REB Course Designation Application Form and attach all required supporting documentation
  3. Review the entire application package to verify completeness
  4. Submit a single PDF copy of the application, including all necessary signatures, via email to reb [at] humber.ca (see below for instructions on how to save and combine PDF files)

Process to Amend an Approved Course Designation Protocol

  1. Complete the REB Course Designation Amendment Request Form and attach all required supporting documentation
  2. Review the application form and attachments to verify completeness
  3. Submit a single PDF copy of the form, including all necessary signatures and attachments, via email to reb [at] humber.ca (see below for instructions on how to save and combine PDF files)

Course Designation Renewal 

  1. Complete the REB Course Designation Continuation Request Form and attach all required supporting documentation
  2. Review the application form and attachments to verify completeness
  3. Submit a single PDF copy of the form, including all necessary signatures and attachments, via email to reb [at] humber.ca (see below for instructions on how to save and combine PDF files)

How to Save and Combine PDF Files:

Saving PDF Files – Microsoft

Saving PDF Files – iOS

Combing PDF Files – Adobe

Download Application Forms

Humber REB Application Form

REB Protocol Change Request Form

REB Protocol Status Form

REB Course Designation Application Form

REB Course Designation Amendment Request Form

REB Course Designation Continuation Request Form