Course-Based Research

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Research Ethics

Graduate and Undergraduate courses which involve low-risk research with human participants must undergo an ethics review through the Sociology Department Delegated Ethics Review (DERC) Process. Course Instructors should complete the "Course Protocol Form" which can be found by following the link below. Completed forms must be sent to the Research Coordinator, who will initiate the DERC review process. The approval process may require revisions and resubmission of the Protocol Form. Course instructors are encouraged to submit their completed forms well in advance of the course start date. Questions about ethics protocols can be sent to the Research Coordinator.

Deadlines: Fall semester: September 1; Winter semester: Dec 1; Summer semester: May 1

Medium and high-risk course-based research projects involving human participants and non-course-based research  involving human participants must apply for ethics approval via the University Research Ethics Board.

Other forms available through this link include: the "Participant Consent Information Page"; the "Standard Department Participant Consent Form"; and the "Undergrad Independent Studies Protocol Form".



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