Research Ethics Board

Mohawk College Research Ethics Board 

Mohawk College is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of humans participating in research studies.

The Mohawk College Research Ethics Board (MCREB) is responsible for conducting ethical review of all research involving humans conducted by Mohawk faculty, staff or students; or involving Mohawk faculty, staff or students as subjects, whether conducted by Mohawk faculty, students or staff or conducted at Mohawk by a researcher who is not a member of the Mohawk community.

All REB decisions will comply with the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, TCPS 2 (December 2018).


NB:  All research projects involving humans conducted at, or under the auspices of Mohawk College, require prior ethics review and approval by the Mohawk College Research Ethics Board (MCREB) to ensure that the research complies with ethical standards.


View the Online Application Guide (Powerpoint)

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

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

REB Submission

The Mohawk College REB usually meets the third Thursday of each month.  Ethics applications and all supporting documents must be complete and uploaded to the MCREB online review site by the second Friday of the month preceding the month of review. Example submit application by September 9th for review in October.

The Mohawk College REB does not meet in July and August and will conduct delegated reviews of minimal risk studies during this time.


Dates for Protocol Submission

Application deadline for the academic year is May 31st. Applications received after May 31st will be reviewed in the following academic year, in September.

Applications Submission Deadlines Meeting Dates
August  12, 2022

September 13, 2022

September 9, 2022 October 11, 2022
October 14, 2022 November 17, 2022
November 11, 2022 December 15, 2022


The ethics review process can take between 4 to 6 weeks from submission to approval depending on the volume of applications.  Ensure that your application form is detailed, complete and signed and that all supporting documents have been included.


Is REB Review Required?

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).

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.