Research Ethics Protocol Submissions

Submitting an Application

The CBU REB accepts REB protocols on a monthly basis. See the list of submission deadlines. Contact for further information. Expedited review requests will not be accepted.


Student Submission Process

  1. Review the submission deadlines (below).
  2. Complete your REB protocol by downloading and completing a CBU REB Form (Last revision: may 2023)
  3. Include all relevant forms such as interview guides and/or an informed consent form.
  4. Student researchers are now required to complete the TCPS 2 Tutorial and submit proof of completion as part of their application.
  5. 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.
  6. Please ensure track changes and comments are turned off or removed before submitting your application.
  7. Email a completed application to

Submission Checklist

  • Informed Consent form(s)
  • 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)

2023 Submission Deadlines to the CBU REB 

  • January 3
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 4
  • August 7
  • September 5
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4

Please note, any research involving human participants requires approval from the CBU REB prior to the start of the research project.

Questions? Contact


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.