Like any post-secondary institution conducting research, UBC has a department or an office that provides information and guidance about research ethics. At UBC it is the Office of Research Ethics. Knowledge about research ethics is particularly important while planning for research that involves human subjects. The UBC ethical standards align with Canada’s national guideline on ethical research called: Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Research Involving Humans.
Research involving human subjects at UBC must follow Policy #89 which mandates research must be approved and overseen by a sanctioned Research Ethics Board. UBC has several Research Ethics Boards, and it appears that research with indigenous people or indigenous communities would fall under the UBC Behavioural REB.
This site also provides links to answer the following questions:
- Why an Ethical Review Process
- Should I apply for an ethical review
- What should I do before applying for Human Ethics approval
- How to obtain ethics approval
- Is there training for conducting ethical research
- Where can I find more information on policies, procedures and guidelines that apply to research involving human subjects
- Where can I find information on Application Procedures
- Where can I find application forms and further information