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Ethical Issues

 

Research Ethics

Any research or study conducted at UBC facilities (including UBC's affiliated hospitals) or undertaken by persons connected to the University that involves human subjects, animals or bio-hazardous materials must be reviewed and approved by UBC's Okanagan campus Research Ethics Board, a division of the Office of Research Services (ORS). This must be done before you start your research.

The Office of Research Services has prepared defines how to obtain ethics approval when using human subjects.

Okanagan Campus Behavioural Research Ethics Board

In February 2009,Okanagan Campus Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB) commenced operations. The BREB is responsible for reviewing research that involves human subjects in procedures that require potential invasions of privacy (such as participation in questionnaires, interviews, observation, data linkage, secondary use of data, deception, testing, video and audio taping).

Any research or study conducted at UBC Okanagan facilities or undertaken by persons connected to the University involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the BREB. Researchers will be able to access ethics applications through the Researcher Information System (RISe) website.

Certificate Numbers in Thesis

The numbers of the UBC Research Ethics Board's Certificates of Approval for all research reported in your thesis must be listed in the Preface. Please include the number of the original certificate pertaining to the research in your thesis, and the numbers of the certificates for any significant changes or additions that were approved.

NOTE: Please do not include copies of certificates in your thesis.

Personal Information

The final copy of your thesis must be free of all personal information as defined in the Privacy Act.

Signatures are considered to be personal information, and must be removed from the final copy of the thesis.

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