Saint Paul University has adopted the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, which addresses the rules and principles that guide faculty, researchers, students and staff members. This is required whether the project is funded or not, whether it is carried out in Canada or abroad, or whether it is a collaborative project or not.

The Research Ethics Board sits from September to May. There are no meetings in June, July and August.

 Ethics Review 


Conditionnal Release of Research Funds (Form 1B)

There are instances where a project is not yet ready to be reviewed by a Research Ethics Board (REB) because certain details must still be finalized. Nonetheless, a researcher can request the release of some funds to support activities that do not involve human beings or their data.

According to the Agreement on the Administration of Agency Grants and Awards by Research Institutions, the University is permitted to release funds ‘’to cover only expenses to be incurred before human participants are involved”.

According to article 2.1 of Triā€Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2), the following requires ethics review and approval by an REB before the research commences research involving living human participants.

To release a portion of the research funds , please answer the following questions, sign the attestation, and return the signed form to the Research Office and Ethics.

Click here to download the Form 1B.


The TCPS2 Tutorial: Course on Research Ethics (CORE)

CORE provides an applied approach to the guidance provided in TCPS 2. This self-paced course is a media-rich learning experience that 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 (Click here for more information about CORE).