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, 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.