Ethical Research Requirements

Anybody proposing to conduct research within the NWT are expected to follow ethical principles throughout all stages of a research project. You are advised to review one or more of the following resources for more information:

Research involving human subjects is required to have approval by an accredited Research Ethics Board or Institutional Review Board before a licence can be issued.  ARI upholds the standards set out by the Panel on Research Ethics in 2nd Edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, as a condition of any Scientific Research Licence involving human subjects.

The Aurora College Research Ethics Committee (REC) reviews research for compliance with the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Research Involving Humans. Research involving human participants conducted by Aurora College staff and students must be reviewed and approved by the Aurora College REC before any research activities begin.