Please note: Expect delays due to recent staffing changes and increased application volume during peak periods such as October-February.

 

**Forms are periodically updated; please visit this page before submitting your application to ensure you are using the correct version.

Ethics Applications

Application Checklist Consult prior to submitting a protocol to CUREB-A or CUREB-B to ensure all elements of your protocol submission have been included
Supervisor/Sponsor Signature Form To provide evidence that all student protocol documents (i.e., undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral fellows) have been reviewed and approved by a faculty supervisor or sponsor
CUREB Protocol Form July 1st, 2016, CUREB will no longer accept the old versions of the Ethics Application form.

Instructions on completing this form can be found here: Detailed Instructions. 

Please submit all documents as a new application in CuResearch. See our CuResearch User Manual for directions.

Request to Release Funds Allows researchers to request the release of their research funds prior to submitting a full protocol. However, a full protocol must be submitted prior to commencing recruitment and/or data collection. Please submit all documents as a new application in CuResearch. See our CuResearch User Manual for directions.
Change to Protocol Form  Submit for approval to any changes made to the original cleared protocol (e.g. change to procedures, participant numbers or composition, recruitment, data collection instruments, data use or storage, withdrawal conditions, compensation, consent processes, research team personnel changes, and title changes). Please submit all documents as an “Event” in CuResearch. See our CuResearch User Manual for directions.
Annual Renewal or Closure Form Submit to renew/close a CUREB-A or CUREB-B protocol. Please submit all documents as an “Event” in CuResearch. See our CuResearch User Manual for directions.
Course Based Application Form Use this form if you are a course instructor who requires students to conduct minimal risk research projects with human participants as part of the pedagogical requirements of your course.  Please submit all documents as a new application in CuResearch. See our CuResearch User Manual for directions.
 Secondary Use of Data Form This form is to be used for projects involving the proposed secondary use of data or samples where consent is sought to be waived.

Please note that if your research relies exclusively on secondary use of anonymous information or biological samples then REB review is not required unless the data or samples might reasonably be re- identified.  Information or samples are “anonymous” if they never had identifiers associated with them (for example an anonymous survey) and the risk of identification of individuals is low or very low.

Please submit all documents as a new application in CuResearch. See our CuResearch User Manual for directions.

Administrative Review

  • For projects where the lead researcher is from another institution and has already secured clearance from that institution.
  • We do not require researchers to fill out a form to apply for secondary ethics clearance from Carleton University. Please provide a letter with the following information:
    • The purpose of the study.
    • Who is surveyed within the study.
    • The method in which participants will be surveyed.
    • The original ethics approval from the external research ethics board.

These templates are provided to assist you in creating the required documentation for use with your protocol submission and revision.

As you will note, there may be more than one example for each document. Applicants are encouraged to consult the documents below and select the most appropriate example as a reference for creating your own protocol documents.

Templates