Student Researchers

Both graduate and undergraduate students conducting research under the auspices of UBC will need to apply for research ethics approval for their stand-alone projects.

Student research that is being undertaken to meet Syllabus requirements in a specific course are usually reviewed under a single ethics application submitted by the instructor (see “course-based research projects”), unless they are deemed “Above Minimal Risk” (in which case a stand-alone ethics application is required). 

Graduate students are required to include the ethics ID number and name of the approving UBC Research Ethics Board in their thesis. See the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for full details.

Requirements for undergraduate, graduate and medical students are provided here. New information is added to the Ethics website regularly. We recommend checking back before you begin a new ethics application. 

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