All research in the Northwest Territories must be licensed through the Aurora Research Institute's licensing process. For any research involving human participants, the licensing process requires an ethical review and approval from an institutional research ethics board. The Aurora College Research Ethics Committee (REC) is responsible for reviewing applications from Aurora College staff as well as applications from external researchers who do not have access to an institutional ethics review.
The REC meets monthly between September and June to review applications. In order to be considered, applicants must submit their application form a minimum of five business days before the next scheduled meeting. Please submit completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1pm (MT) on the monthly due date.
The REC may require revisions and addendums to your original submission. If extensive revisions are required, the applicant may need to submit the requested changes for the next available REC meeting. Please plan well ahead for your ethics review - this process can take up to eight weeks or more, depending on the project, ethical concerns and applicant's ability to address the committee's concerns.
|Due date for applicants (1pm MT cutoff)||REC meeting date|
|September 9, 2016||September 16, 2016|
|October 14, 2016||October 21, 2016|
|November 11, 2016||November 18, 2016|
|December 9, 2016||December 16, 2016|
|January 13, 2017||January 20, 2017|
|February 10, 2017||February 17, 2017|
|March 10, 2017||March 17, 2017|
|April 14, 2017||April 21, 2017|
|May 12, 2017||May 19, 2017|
|June 9, 2017||June 16, 2017|
The committee is in recess from June 16, 2017 until September 1, 2017.
Please complete a Research Ethics Report and Renewal Form if you have completed your study or if you would like to renew your ethics approval for another year (please submit renewal forms before your previous year's approval has expired). Completed forms can be submitted to email@example.com.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.