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:
- 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)
All research, class projects, undergraduate and graduate theses that involve human participants must receive approval from BUREC before any data collection begins.
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