Research Institutional Approval

Internal and external researchers planning to conduct research involving the collection of data from Humber staff, faculty, students, or access to institutional data/resources, must obtain institutional approval (in addition to Humber Research Ethics Board (HREB) approval). It is recommended that you seek Institutional Approval after receiving HREB approval. HREB approval does not automatically constitute Institute Approval, and vice versa.

Institutional Approval is granted by the Office of the Senior Vice-President, Academic. Institutional approval may or may not be granted dependent on factors such as costs, resources required, effort, and risk. To request Institutional Approval, please download the form here and submit the completed form to institutionalapproval [at] Institutional Approval applications are reviewed on an on-going basis. The review process can take between 10-30 days. Please plan your research timelines accordingly.

For any questions regarding Institutional Approval, please contact institutionalapproval [at]

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