The evaluation of the ethical aspects of research involving human participants follows the guidelines set out in the TCPS 2 by the national granting councils: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). It also respects the guidelines of national professional associations and requires compliance with all federal and provincial legislation regarding the protection of individuals and human rights.
The Office of Research Ethics and Integrity has produced an internal guidelines document in order to help researchers naviagte the REB process at the University of Ottawa. The guidelined therein are based on and complement the Tri-Council Policy Statement (2014) regulations as well as the University of Ottawa policies. The information in this document may not be inclusive and may be modified to address context-specific situations.