The BUREC is a sub-committee of the Senate Research Committee and adheres to the following documents:
- Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2-2018) NEW
- Brandon University Policy on Research Involving Humans (revised October 2020)
- Brandon University Research Ethics Committee (BUREC) Policies & Procedures (revised December 2020)
- BUREC Non-Compliance Policy and Procedures (approved May 2017)
Standard Operating Procedures and Other Guidance Documents:
- Reporting Unanticipated Issues and Events (revised June 2020)
- Data Security, Transporting Data, and Data Retention (new August 2020)
- Seeking Consent from Minor Participants (new August 2020)
- Endpoint for an Ethics Certificate and Reporting Requirements (new August 2020)
- Panel on Research Ethics – Guidance on Material Incidental Findings: Applying Article 3.4 of the TCPS2-2018
- Registering Clinical Trials with Clinicaltrials.gov (new June 2018)
- Informed Consent Guidance
All research, class projects, undergraduate and graduate theses that involve human participants must receive approval from BUREC before any data collection begins.
Did You Know…
The “Did You Know” series offers guidance to the interpretation of specific Articles in the TCPS2-2018 and/or the BUREC Policies and Procedures, and calls attention to resource documents that can assist researchers when preparing their ethics application. Much of the information provided comes directly from the TCPS2-2018 – Interpretations, (Panel on Research Ethics, TCPS2 Interpretations, March 2021).
Additional Ethics Resources:
- Ethics Reviewer’s Checklist
- Panel on Research Ethics (PRE)
- TCPS2 Tutorial: Course on Research Ethics (CORE)
Effective January 1, 2014, undergraduate and graduate student applications must provide, with their application to BUREC, a certificate of completion of the TCPS2 Tutorial: Course on Research Ethics (CORE).
CORE provides an applied approach to the guidance provided in TCPS 2. This self-paced course is a media-rich learning experience that features interactive exercises and multi-disciplinary examples. CORE consists of eight modules ranging from Core Principles to REB Review. (from the PRE website)
A certificate of completion is given upon completion.
- Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB)
- First Nations Information Governance Centre
- Portage Network: Sensitive Data Expert Group