About Research Ethics

Does Your Research Study Require Aurora College Research Ethics Committee (REC) Review?

You may be required to seek approval from the Aurora College Research Ethics Committee (REC) for your funded and unfunded research study involving human participants (living or deceased individuals, their data, and their biological or reproductive materials), if:

  1. You are a faculty, staff, or student of Aurora College, or an investigator collaborating with Aurora College staff and/ or using Aurora College’s resources to conduct your research study. Aurora College is eligible to hold research funds granted by the Tri-Council Funding Agencies.
  2. If your research involves accessing health information of NWT residents as per the Health Information Act of the Northwest Territories (HIA, Sections 67-83). At the discretion of the NWT Department of Health and Social Services, you may be required to seek ethics approval from the Aurora College REC.
  3. External non-Aurora College affiliated researchers, who do not have access to ethics review by a Tri-Council-compliant Research Ethics Board (REB) within their own organization and need ethics review as part of the research licensing process can apply to seek ethics approval from the Aurora College REC.

For procedures related to Aurora College Board of Record sign off, please contact:

Dr. Sunila R. Kalkar
Manager, Research Ethics & Regional Programs
Aurora College
50 Conibear Cres
Fort Smith, NT
867-872-7084
chairrec@auroracollege.nt.ca


Downloadable forms:

 


 
 

REC Meetings

The Aurora College Research Ethics Committee (REC) meets once a month to review and vote on research protocols.

Completed ethics applications are reviewed in the order that they are submitted.

Meetings are scheduled for the Last Thursday of the month, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM Mountain Time. Please note that meeting dates are subject to change and the study investigator should contact the Research Ethics Office for further information.

Summer recess: The Aurora College REC takes an annual summer recess. Limited review activity will take place during July and August. Researchers planning summer research must submit well before summer recess to ensure that all revisions are complete and ethics approval is granted before committee members leave for summer.

 

Meeting Schedule 2024-2025 Academic Year

No. Meeting Day/Date Time
1 Thursday, August 29, 2024 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. MT
2 Thursday, September 26, 2024 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. MT
3 Thursday, October 31, 2024 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. MT
4 Thursday, November 28, 2024 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. MT
5 Thursday, January 30, 2025 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. MT
6 Thursday, February 27, 2025 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. MT
7 Thursday, March 27, 2025 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. MT
8 Thursday, April 24, 2025 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. MT
9 Thursday, May 29, 2025 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. MT
10  Thursday, June 26, 2025 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. MT