Research Ethics Board

The Mohawk College Research Ethics Board (MCREB) reviews ethics applications to ensure research studies meet the highest ethical standards of research involving human participants in accordance with Mohawk College’s Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Human Participants Policy PDF and the most current version of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans PDF. All research involving Mohawk College staff, students and Faculty, or their data, must be reviewed by the research ethics board whether occurring at the college or off site.

Please contact the reb.coordinator [at] mohawkcollege.ca (MCREB Coordinator )if you have any questions.

REB Submission

Throughout the academic year, the REB meets face-to-face once a month with electronic reviews occurring for minimal risk studies in December/January and throughout the summer.  

REMEMBER TO ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME.

The ethics review process can take up to 4 weeks from submission to approval depending on reviewer availability and the volume of applications received.  Make sure your application form is detailed, complete and signed and that all supporting documents have been included.

Ethics applications and all supporting documents must be uploaded to the MCREB online review site by the last day of the month before the month of review, e.g. submit by September 30 for review in October. 

Is it Research?

TCPS 2 exempts from REB review quality assurance activities on the basis that such studies do not meet the TCPS 2 definition for research when those activities are “used exclusively for assessment, management or improvement purposes” (Article 2.5).  Such activities may, however, raise ethical issues that would benefit from careful consideration by an individual or a body, other than the REB.

The A pRoject Ethics Community Consensus Initiative (ARECCI) web-based Ethics Screening Tool can help you determine whether your study requires review by the MCREB.

The Mohawk College Research Ethics Board would like to orient ourselves by acknowledging our gratitude for the Indigenous lands and relationships that have sustained our livelihood on this continent. We acknowledge that this territory is governed by the Dish with One Spoon and Upper Canada Treaty agreements and that our name of Mohawk College comes from the Mohawk Nation which is one of the Six Haudenosaunee Nations united in peace on this territory. We would like to acknowledge that as an Ethics Board we recognize that this territory is still home to a flourishing and vibrant community of Indigenous peoples and we are dedicated to fulfilling our agreement of inclusivity and reverence for their consultation and contributions.