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Research Ethics at Humber

The Humber Research Ethics Board (REB) reviews all research involving human participants that takes place within the Humber community. The REB ensures that all research involving human participants aligns with the standards set by the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). If your research involves human participants in any capacity, you need to apply to the REB for ethics approval. All applications must be reviewed and approved by the REB before an research begins.
NOTE: There are other ethical concerns regarding research with animals, plants, and/or the environment. Please contact the Humber REB if you are contemplating these types of research.

 

 

For more information contact reb@humber.ca.

Research Ethics 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. Applications for review should be submitted to the SREB 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@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.

 

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@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.

 

Application Process to Amend an Approved Ethics Protocol

 

  • 1. Complete the 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@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@humber.ca (see below for instructions on how to save and combine PDF files)

 

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 Humber 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@humber.ca (see below for instructions on how to save and combine PDF files)

 

How to Save and Combine PDF Files

 

 

Download Application Forms

 

Research Ethics Board Members

Jasteena Dhillon, BA, J.D, LL.M (Chair)

Jasteena Dhillon is a Barrister and Solicitor and teaches law at Humber College. Jasteena came to Humber after completing a human rights fellowship at the Carr Centre for Human Rights in Harvard Kennedy School of Government and at Harvard Law School.  For the last 20 years, she has worked as legal counsel in Ontario government, legal adviser for the United Nations, human rights officer for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, development expert for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and humanitarian manager in international NGO’s, in South Africa, Bosnia, Albania, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Sudan and Iraq.

 

Nancy Birch, BEd, OCT, MISt (University of Guelph-Humber)

Nancy Birch is an Associate Librarian and Manager of Library Services at the University of Guelph-Humber. She has a Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto, an Ontario Certified Teacher designation, as well as additional certifications in instructional design. During a career spanning more than 20 years, she has held teaching, librarianship, research, and senior learning consultancy roles in both private and public sector educational contexts. Nancy’s research interests include research ethics, information literacy, e-learning, and assessment.

 

Lydia Boyko, APR, FLMI, BJ, MEd, PhD

Lydia Boyko is a faculty member in Humber’s School of Media Studies & Information Technology and serves on the Executive Committee of Humber College Council. Dr. Boyko joined Humber in 2011 after more than 20 years of business experience in the private sector, with a focus on government and investor relations in the financial services sector, and several years as a partial-load professor at the post-secondary level. She is an Accredited Life Member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and a Fellow, Life Management Institute specializing in life and health insurance. Lydia is a lifelong student, completing a Journalism undergraduate degree at Carleton University, a post-graduate certificate in communication at McGill University, and Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the University of Toronto. Her doctoral thesis, Academic Department Management, won the 2010 George L. Geis Dissertation Award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.

 

Dana Costin, PhD, C.Psych

Dana Costin is a full-time Professor in the Child and Youth Care programs, as well as a registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist.  Since 1999, Dr. Costin has worked extensively in the areas of assessment and intervention for adolescents who have sexually offended, children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, children exhibiting sexualized behaviours, youth in conflict with the law, and their families.  She regularly provides consultation, training/workshops, and conference presentations regarding this work and has co-authored several book chapters and evidence-based, practice-related documents. Dr. Costin consults and provides training to a number of children’s/adolescents’ mental health agencies and programs, the Hospital for Sick Children’s Tele-Psychiatry/Psychology Program, and the Ontario Police College, and she has previous experience as a Research Ethics Board member.

 

Jaime Lapeyre, RN, PhD

Jaime Lapeyre is a Registered Nurse and a professor in the School of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Nursing program at Humber College. Dr. Lapeyre completed her PhD at the University of Toronto on the history of public health nursing education and internationalism in nursing.   In addition to her 10 years of teaching experience at the University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa and Humber College, Dr. Lapeyre’s clinical experience includes working within trauma services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as well as within several public health departments working with both, young adult and older adult, populations.

 

Jeffrey Semple, PhD

Jeffrey Semple is a Bioscience Professor in the School of Health Sciences. Jeff began his graduate work in the field of comparative animal physiology identifying new genes involved in environmental adaptation.  He later moved into cancer research studying the genetics of cell cycle regulation, for which he earned his PhD from the University of Waterloo.  Throughout his graduate career Jeff taught part-time at both the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College.  For the past 12 years Jeff has been a full-time faculty member in the Bioscience Division within the School of Health Sciences at Humber teaching courses on human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.

 

Ann Wainwright, PhD

Ann Wainwright is a Psychology Professor in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ann earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology from York University. Before joining Humber, she was contributing to the research on attention and the early identification of autism at the IWK Health in Halifax as a post-doctoral fellow.

 

Audel Cunningham

 

Mojgan Rezvani, PhD

Dr. Rezvani completed her doctoral studies in Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine, and was subsequently recruited to complete her postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School where she led a team known as Gene Therapy Group. During this time, Dr. Rezvani’s research focused on Cardiovascular Gene Therapy using both embryonic and adult stem cells to develop novel therapeutic treatments for cardiovascular disease.  Dr. Rezvani became a research associate in the department of medicine at Duke University, where she conducted clinical research in the field of cardiogenetics and biotechnology.  Dr. Rezvani completed a Master degree in Adolescent Education in 2013. Her most recent achievement has been certification from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Dr. Rezvani started her endeavors at University of Guelph-Humber, Guelph University, and finally Humber College in 2013-present as a professor, program coordinator, and principal investigator She is also an active member in the Degree Breadth committee.

Jennifer Bazar, PhD

 

Rita Kohli (External)

 

REB Deadlines

Submission Deadlines

Submission deadlines are the first Monday of each month, with the exception of September and January when submission deadlines are the second Monday of the month.

Meeting Dates

REB meetings are held on Thursdays, two weeks following the submission deadlines.  The REB does not meet in July or August.

 

2018/2019 Meeting Schedule

 

Submission Deadline REB Meeting Date

 

Monday, September 10, 2018 Thursday, September 27, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018 Thursday, October 18, 2018
Monday, November 5, 2018 Thursday, November 22, 2018
Monday, December 3, 2018 Thursday, December 20, 2018
Monday, January 14, 2019 Thursday, January 31, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019 Thursday, February 28, 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019 Thursday, March 21, 2019
Monday, April 1, 2019 Thursday, April 18, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019 Thursday, June 20, 2019