Protocol Submission


Applications for Research with Human Participants

Requirements for submission of a complete protocol: 
  • Tri-Council Policy Statement(TCPS2) Certificate of Completion - All project team members - TCPS website to create account and complete training. Must use Nipissing e-mail address. 
  • Participant Information Letter/Consent - if required
  • Confidentiality Forms - if required
  • Recruitment Posters/Adverts - if required
  • Additional Certifications/Approvals - if required

*REB will not review incomplete protocols 500 Internal Server Error

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Types of Reviews:


MINIMAL RISK STUDIES: such studies will be eligible for Delegate Review (2 reviewers, 1 chair).

          TIMELINE: allow up to 4 weeks AFTER submission for the Research Ethics Board to respond with a decision. Refer to the Delegated Review Process.

ABOVE MINIMAL RISK STUDIES: may require Full Board Review (reviewed by all REB members, 1 chair).

          TIMELINE: allow a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks after submission for the REB to respond with a decision.


Events for Research with Human Participants:
  • Renewals
  • Modifications
  • Report on Adverse Events
  • Final Reports

*If minor in nature, events are reviewed by the REB Chair.

TIMELINE: allow up to 1 week AFTER submission for a response with decision on any event