The BUREC is a sub-committee of the Senate Research Committee and adheres to the following documents:


Standard Operating Procedures and Other Guidance Documents:

All research, class projects, undergraduate and graduate theses that involve human participants must receive approval from BUREC before any data collection begins.
If you are unsure as to whether or not your research project requires ethics approval, please complete the Ethics Exemption Inquiry Form and send to burec@brandonu.ca.

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:

Effective January 1, 2023, a Principal Investigator must demonstrate completion of the most current TCPS CORE Tutorial by providing a copy of the Certificate of Completion as an appendix with each new application.  The TCPS: CORE 2022 consists of 9 self-paced modules.  After completing all modules, successful completion of a knowledge consolidation exercise is required (correctly answering a minimum of 20 of the 25 questions) to receive a Certificate of Completion.