Institutional Research

Research Ethics Board (REB)

Research Ethics Board Membership

MemberPositionREB Status
Kerry MacdonaldDirector, Library and Academic ServicesChair
Lise HamiltonCommunity MemberCommunity Member
Peter NewburyEducational DeveloperMember
Ginelle GiacominChair, Community ServicesMember
Samantha OwsianskiIndustry Liaison ManagerMember
Deborah GuralInstructor, NursingMember
Claudius SoodeenFaculty Development ConsultantMember
Jolen GalaugherDirector, Research Partnerships and InnovationEx Officio

REB Procedures

  1. If you are new to research or applying for research ethics, please read the following guide to Responsible and Ethical Conduct of College Research.
    This guide will help you to identify what kind of projects require ethical approval as well as briefly describe some of the ethical principles to be considered when applying for research ethics within an applied college. We strongly encourage our research community, if this is your first time applying for research ethics, to contact the chair of the research ethics board to discuss the possible ethical implications of your project.
  2. All current REB forms are linked at the bottom of this webpage. For assistance in completion of the application form, please watch this video. For further guidance about when research ethics submission is required for your project you can review this recent staff development presentation.
  3. If you plan to conduct research that involves surveying, interviewing, or gathering data from any human subject (including students and colleagues), a REB Application submission is required.
  4. All submissions to the Red River College Polytechnic Research Ethics Board will be submitted electronically to
  5. For assistance with the application process or questions as to how research ethics need to be applied to your project, please email
  6. The Red River College Polytechnic REB follows the ethical guidelines governing research involving human subjects as outlined in the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans – TCPS 2 (2022).
  7. All submissions to the REB require the researcher(s) listed as principle investigator (PI) or co-PI, including student researchers (if listed as PI), to submit proof of completion of the TCPS 2: CORE Tutorial which introduces the researcher to the principles of the Tri-Council Policy statement.
    1. Protocols will not be reviewed without proof of completion of the TCPS-2 CORE tutorial.
    2. Researchers will need to create an account in the CORE tutorial system, Red River College Polytechnic is listed in the dropdown menu of options.
    3. The tutorial takes on average 3 hours to complete depending on how many activities you explore within the system. The tutorial will walk researchers through the core principles of the Tri Council Policy Statement.
    4. Completion of the tutorial will provide you with a PDF certificate to save for your records. The tutorial only needs to be completed once and has no expiry. If you have completed the tutorial since it began in 2011, your certificate will be accepted.
  8. Required process for Course-based research.  If you are an instructor who has developed an assignment where students are interviewing or surveying human subjects for research purposes, please complete the new Course-Based Research Application Form.
  9. Application deadlines are listed below. Please allow five weeks for completion of review. Minimal risk protocols may be reviewed using a delegation process. High risk protocols will be reviewed by all Board members.

Monthly Meeting Dates, 2023/2024

Meeting DateSubmission deadline for all protocols
August 31, 2023July 27, 2023
September 28, 2023August 31, 2023
October 26, 2023September 21, 2023
November 30, 2023October 26, 2023
December 14, 2023November 9, 2023
January 25, 2024December 21, 2023 
February 29, 2024January 25, 2024
March 28, 2024February 22, 2024
April 25, 2024March 21, 2024
May 30, 2024April 25, 2024
June 27, 2024May 23, 2024
  1. Protocols that have been pre-approved by Research Ethics Boards at another Canadian post-secondary institution following TCPS policies, can submit the Addendum for Pre-Approved Protocols (see Forms below) and attach the approved forms and approval certificates from the original institution of approval.
  2. Researchers are expected to review RRC Polytech Policy R1 – Research Involving Human Subjects before submitting their protocol.


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