Research Ethics at Huron
Researchers at Huron, both faculty members and students, are expected to uphold the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2) when conducting research with human participants. Research projects involving human participants must receive clearance by the Huron University College Research Ethics Board (HUC REB) to ensure ethical standards are met.
Researchers are encouraged to complete the TCPS 2 Tutorial Course on Research Ethics (CORE), and to be familiar with the Policy and Procedures before completing their HUC REB submission.
Applications must be made using the Request for Ethics Approval form. Researchers are encouraged to use the attached templates for their Letter of Information, Consent Form, and Debriefing Form.
Submissions to the HUC REB during the regular academic year (September-April) should be made according to the schedule below, and will receive a response within 2 weeks. Submissions made in June-August will be reviewed as needed, and researchers should anticipate that responses may take up to 4 weeks.
Submission Deadline Dates
(due at 12:00pm)
Monday October 15, 2018
Friday December 14, 2018
Friday February 22, 2019
Monday May 6, 2019
*Submissions in June-August will be reviewed as needed.
Course instructors organizing student research projects for course credit should refer to Section 5.0 of the Policy and Procedures and use the Request for Course-Based Ethics Approval.
Researchers who need to make modifications to an ongoing study that received approval from the HUC REB should do so using the Amendment Request form. Approval is required for changes to any part of the study, including procedures, participant sample and recruitment methods, data collection instruments, etc. This form should be used to make changes within the scope of the original study, not to introduce new studies related to the original research.
Researchers who encounter unanticipated problems in the course of their research should report this to the HUC REB using the Unanticipated Problem Report.
All researchers must provide a report to the HUC REB annually, and notify the REB when the project is complete. This can be done using the Annual Review or Termination Report.
Questions may be directed to email@example.com. Further general guidance and resources on the ethics submission process may be found at the Office of Human Research Ethics, Western University.
HUC REB Policy and Procedures
Request for Ethics Approval
Template: Letter of Information
Template: Consent Form
Template: Debriefing Form
Request for Course-Based Ethics Approval
Unanticipated Problem Report
Annual Review or Termination Report
Good, original, and innovative research is a vital activity in a university and is integral to the mission of Huron University College. This policy outlines Huron’s expectations for the conduct of research, defines misconduct in research activities, and outlines procedures to be followed when misconduct is suspected.
Policy on Academic Integrity in Research
Huron University College is committed to providing support for faculty research, including the dissemination of research at scholarly conferences, research assistance, and travel. The Grant Funding Policy (FASS) outlines how funds are allocated, the application procedure, and eligibility. Please download the appropriate form from below.
Conference Grant Application Form
Research Grant Application Form
Conference Grant Claim
Research Grant Claim
Huron Travel Expenses Policy
Huron offers individualized support for faculty members applying for external funding from national, regional, and local organizations. Supports include helping negotiate the scope and writing of the proposal, critical reading/review, knowledge mobilization, and budget development.
In the past, the main source of external support for research conducted by Huron faculty members has been the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Typically SSHRC runs a number of competitions each year. Huron Faculty members have been successful as applicants or co-applicants on Insight Grants, Insight Development Grants, Connection Grants, and Partnership Development Grants. Deadlines change each year, and internal deadlines are typically two weeks prior to the close of the competition.
Pivot is a searchable database designed to help faculty members connect with sources of research funding. It acts as a comprehensive source of opportunities that support curriculum development, collaboration, research, travel, conferences, equipment and training. Faculty members and researchers can create a profile and set up a personalized alert to email notifications of funding opportunities that meet particular specifications (i.e. keyword, location, citizenship, sponsor, etc..). Log into Pivot and claim your profile using your Western username and password.
MERX is a database of Canadian Public Tenders. Government organizations regularly use MERX to post tenders for research activities, which can include historical surveys, document analysis, needs analyses, or literature reviews. Categories most relevant to Huron faculty include Research & Development, and Special Studies and Analysis- (Not R&D). The database is updated frequently and users can subscribe to relevant alerts.
Research Western maintains an Awards and Distinctions Database listing agencies, foundations and institutions to which researchers can apply directly, or be nominated, for monetary and non-monetary awards and distinctions. Sheet one of the Excel file gives directions for how this list of almost 1500 awards and/or distinctions can be queried. Use your Western user id and password to access the file.