JIBC Research Tools - Ethics & Forms

JIBC Library

The JIBC Library is an important key to conducting any research. It has a wealth of research information including:

  • Several valuable lists of resources unique to Applied Research: Education, Funding Agencies, Future Trends, Research Agencies, Research Tools, Theses and Dissertations and Research Methods Bibliography.  
  • A Research Help section that has resources to help gather and organize trustworthy information that is relevant to your research: Subject Guides, Information Literacy, Research Quick Start, RefWorks, Popular vs Scholarly Articles, Evaluating Websites, Web Links and Alerts (Search/Journal).
  • Lists of Conferences

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Applied Research Ethical Reviews

The Research Ethics Board (REB) meets monthly except for August.  Request for Ethical Review applications must be received one week (and preferably two weeks) prior to the meeting.  See Research Ethics Board for additional information.  

  • The REB List of current meeting dates with submission deadlines

Before You Begin Your Research

Ethics Review Certification must be obtained prior to starting the research.

For all Research Ethics and Compliance related documents, please see the Forms section and Research Ethics Board.  All Requests for Ethical Review applications must comply with JIBC Research Policies and Procedures.

All research, funded or unfunded, involving human participants must first be reviewed by and receive approval from the Research Ethics Board (REB) before research can begin.  The general guideline is that if any participants are involved in your research project, you are collecting “data” (voice, text or numerical) or the results will be published, an ethical review is mandatory.  Student projects may require ethical approval so please error in the side of caution and ask.  All research must also comply with the JIBC Research Policies & Procedures.  Access to funds only occurs after all of the required certificates are in place.

The Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies provides administration support for the REB and processing Ethics Review applications. 

The Federal government has a fabulous no-cost training course regarding ethical guidelines.  CORE provides an applied approach to the guidance provided in the Second Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2). This self-paced course features interactive exercises and multi-disciplinary examples. CORE consists of eight modules ranging from Core Principles to REB Review. It is designed primarily for the use of researchers and REB members – though anyone may take this course. From the starting page for the TCPS2 Tutorial on Ethics, follow the link to register – they send a confirmation email within an hour or so, allowing you to log in and work through the tutorial, or sections of the tutorial most relevant to you.


Research Ethics Board (REB)

This section provides forms for the ethical review of Applied Research projects involving human participants.

REB Ethical Review Application Form
Apply for Ethical Review to the REB. If your application is incomplete or requires revisions this will cause delays.  To avoid undue delay, please complete the application carefully and thoroughly. 

REB Annual Renewal /Amendment Form
Apply for an annual renewal or an amendment of a REB approved study.  The form must be submitted prior to the expiry of the ethical review certificate for the approved study.

- REB Telephone Contact Form
If the study involved telephone contact, this form must be completed and submitted with the Ethics Review Application. 

Research Brief Template

The Research Brief Template form is a two-page pdf fillable form that highlights key information for research projects.  Upon completion of your research project, a Research Brief must be filled in and submitted to appliedresearch@jibc.ca

Funding Agencies, Networks & Resources

The following list is a sample of funding agencies whose mandates most closely aligned with JIBC's vision, mission and mandate. See also the Library for a more extensive list. 

  • Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP)
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
    • NSERC funding for Faculty
    • NSERC funding for Students and Fellows
    • NSERC funding for Institutions and Colleges
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Vancouver Foundation - Grants
  • WorksafeBC - Research Services

The JIBC Library also has an extensive list of funding agencies for the following categories:

  • General
  • Aboriginal
  • Education
  • Family Violence
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Databases

Research Networks

  • Canadian Health Human Resources Network (CHHRN)
  • Community-Based Research Network (CBRC)
  • Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS)

Commercialization & Innovation

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
  • Commercialization BC
  • British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC)
  • National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
  • Western Economic Diversification Canada (WEDC)

JIBC Applied Research Day Posters & Templates


The annual JIBC Applied Research Day is a great opportunity to showcase your research as well as check out the interesting applied research that JIBC is involved with.  Please note that if displaying at poster events outside of JIBC, the size requirement may be different. 

Tips for Research Posters:

  • The smallest font should be 20pt
  • Should read poster from 1.5 - 2 metres away
  • White space is important - it does not all need to be filled in with text!
  • Use images such as diagrams, charts and photos to add to the visual impact
  • Spell check and have someone proof read before printing

JIBC Faculty Research Posters

JIBC Student Capstone Research Posters

JIBC Student Research Brief

  • One page (double sided) Research Brief
  • Pinned up beside Research Poster during a poster session

Speed Research

The "Speed Research" segment is a 3 minute presentation with one PowerPoint slide given on a research project.  The bell rings, a new slide comes up and the next speaker steps up to the podium.  A quick and fun way to learn about research at JIBC. 

The JIBC's Annual Applied Research Day

Thursday April 4, 2019 - Student Focus

The JIBC's 9th annual Applied Research Day is focused on student research.  It is an opportunity for JIBC faculty, staff, Research Associates, students, grads, stakeholders, and guests to learn more about applied research through guest speakers, presentations and research updates.  It is also an opportunity to showcase JIBC applied research with the "speed research" sessions and poster presentations.  

For additional information contact: appliedresearch@jibc.ca or 604-528-5848

Call for Posters 

A poster session featuring JIBC applied research is included in the JIBC's annual Applied Research Day. A call to submit their intent to create a poster for display is being issued to JIBC Faculty, Staff, Research Associates and Students who are currently conducting applied research as well as industry partners.  Poster boards will be provided to display the posters during the event.

Typically Faculty posters are 36"x48" and Student posters are 24" x 36" (see templates above). The Applied Research Information board in the JIBC New Westminster campus atrium has a poster on display year round as well as in the Library.  

Depending on the number of people indicating interest in submitting a poster we will have full or partial funding available to cover the printing costs for JIBC posters. The deadline for submission is March 28, 2019. Please send your intent to submit a poster to appliedresearch@jibc.ca.

For additional Information or to Register 

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Last updated January 12, 2019