Research Ethics Application

Submitting an Application

Please note our pilot of the Jotform application is complete. We will no longer be accepting Jotform applications. Currently, we will be using the older REB form. Stay tuned for an updated application coming in the spring of 2018.

  1. Download and complete a research ethics form.
  2. Include all relevant forms such as interview guides and/or an informed consent form
  3. Student researchers are now required to complete the TCPS 2 Tutorial and submit proof of completion as part of their application.
  4. Students are required to have their application reviewed and approved by their supervisor. The supervisor and student’s signature must be submitted as part of the application.
  5. Email a completed application to

Submission Checklist

  • Informed Consent form(s) (approved by your professor and ready to upload)
  • Questionnaires, Interview guides, recruitment tools (emails, posters, etc.)
  • Students: Supervisor signature for student ethics application (signed by your professor, scanned, and ready to upload)
  • Students: TCPS2 Tutorial Certificates (upload the certificate of each group member)

You should receive a confirmation email that your application has been received one week after it has been submitted.

  • Contact Nicole MacDougall, CBU REB Administrator, at if you have any further questions.
  • The CBU REB aims to have applications processed between 3-4 weeks. However, during peak times, there may be longer wait times. Applications that are partially incomplete will take longer to process.

Any research involving human participants requires approval from the CBU REB prior to the start of the research project.

Questions? Contact  (902) 563-1107.




A note for Mac or iPad users: please use Adobe Reader or Acrobat to open these forms. The Mac Previewer does not save the filled forms properly.