Research Ethics and Integrity


(March 18, 2020) COVID-19 and REB Operations:  The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for REB Review During Publicly Emergencies has been implemented in this unprecedented time.  The REB has deemed the current level of impact as "moderate" and will be proceeding with new reviews, renewals, and modifications as per usual.  Section 5.5 regarding expedited review of research related to COVID-19 will be enacted.

(December 9, 2019) HOLIDAY CLOSURE: The Research Ethics Board will be closed from December 24, 2019 to January 2, 2020 to coincide with the University closure for the holidays. 

(August 15, 2019) The Panel on Research Ethics releases TCPS2 (2018)
To assist with the transition to TCPS2 (2018), please see the Highlights of Changes and download your copy of the TCPS2 (2018).

(May 18, 2018) Lakehead University Revised Research Integrity Policy

(December 20, 2017)  Panel on Research Ethics launches participant resources.

(December 18, 2014)  Launch of the revised version of the TCPS 2 (2014).

The Office of Research Services upholds the highest standards in the ethical conduct of research involving the use of humans, animals, biohazards and the environment in research, teaching, and testing services.  We support the efforts of researchers through the ethics review process from the preparation of a protocol submission to continuing review of ongoing research.