Research Ethics Board
The REB meets on the 3rd Thursday of the Month (except August)
Meeting dates and submission deadlines
JIBC Boardroom (unless otherwise noted)
9:00 - 10:30 AM
* If there are no ethical review applications submitted the meeting may be cancelled.
** Applications must be received at firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon on the deadline date. It is advisable to submit two weeks earlier to ensure an application is completed properly and avoid delays.
The mandate of the JIBC Research Ethics Board is to protect participants from research-related harm while respecting the duties and rights of the researchers and investigators involved in the activities.
To submit a request for ethical review
Request for an Ethical Application
- Research Tools/ Forms
- REB meeting dates & submission deadlines
- REB Terms of Reference
- Ethics Policy - Research on Human Participants.
- Summary List: Approved JIBC Research Ethics Reviews
The Research Ethics Board (REB) reviews ethical acceptability of research proposals as per the JIBC Research on Human Participants Policy. This process is consistent with the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2).
The JIBC grants the REB the mandate to review the ethical acceptability of research on behalf of the institution, including approving, rejecting, proposing modifications to, or terminating any proposed or ongoing research involving human participants that is conducted under the auspices or within the jurisdiction of the institution, using the considerations set forth in the Governance of JIBC Research Ethics Board (REB) Procedure.
Full Board Reviews
All Ethical Review applications need to be submitted at a minimum, one week prior to the meeting date and preferably two weeks prior to allow dissemination of information to members.
Deadlines for submissions to the REB for full Board review are strictly observed. Submissions must be received by noon of the submission date. Any applications received after the deadline date will be deferred to the next meeting date.
Minimal Risk Review
If your research qualifies for Minimal Risk Review it will be reviewed by three members of the REB in an expedited manner. The review of your project will take one week or more, depending on the complexity of the research and the level of risk. If it is deemed a higher risk, it may be redirected to a full Board Review, which lengthens the turnaround time.
Notification of Approval
The Principal Investigator or the primary contact will be notified by email with the signed approved ethical form.
List of Approved Requests for JIBC Research Ethics Review (2006 - current)
Chair: Darren Blackburn
Vice-Chair: Dr. Ron Bowles
School of Public Safety
- Darren Blackburn
- Megan Mercer
School of Health, Community & Social Justice
- Ben Coulas
- Dr. Ron Bowles
School of Criminal Justice & Security
- Shirley Anderson
- Carlo Avenido
Centre for Graduate Studies & Academic Planning
- Bob Walker
- Dr. Kim Polowek
- Dr. Elspeth McDougall
- Tim Stiles
- Dr. Elle Ting
- Dr. Firoz Verjee
Resource Member (non-voting)
- Helen Dragatsi, Centre for Research, Innovation & Scholarship
Research Resource (non-member)
- Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean, Office of Applied Research & Graduate Studies
- Karen Hodson, Administrative Research Assistant, OARGS
Last updated January 12, 2019