The Office of Research Ethics offers administrative support to Carleton University’s Research Ethics Boards (CUREB). They work with researchers to ensure their research projects respect and comply with all applicable policies and guidelines.

Any contact with human participants for research purposes, including recruitment, requires clearance from either CUREB-A (ARTS) or CUREB-B (SCIENCE).

Carleton University Researchers

All research involving human participants associated with a faculty member (including Adjunct Faculty) or students at Carleton University must be cleared by the appropriate REB. This includes research conducted at Carleton, research conducted off campus (e.g., businesses, hospitals, prisons, schools), research approved by another academic institution, and may include archival research. To be clear, all research conducted with human participants requires ethics approval, with the exception of the use of anonymous (not anonymized) secondary data.

All Ethics related information can be found at:

Additional information on Publication Ethics: