Research Ethics Board


In 2001, three federal research agencies, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), jointly created the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) as part of a collaborative effort to promote the ethical conduct of research involving human participants.

The PRE examines when the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans , or "TCPS 2 ," should be applied, and reviews the goals and rationale of the policy. It defines the guiding ethical principles of the TCPS. It discusses the way these principles are applied in practice and introduces the relationship between the TCPS and the law. All protocols submitted to the Board must be consistent with these guidelines.

As a consequence, all research involving human subjects at the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada or elsewhere conducted by or administered to RMC students, post-doctorate fellows, staff and faculty must be reviewed to assess its compliance with the TCPS. The Research Ethics Board (REB) of RMC has been established to review all research conducted at or for the College that involves humans.

No research with human subjects should begin and no money shall be distributed prior to receiving approval from the Research Ethics Board.

Submissions must follow the guidelines published on this website.

To contact the RMC Research Ethics Board, email

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