Research Ethics and Institutional Approval


Research Ethics Approval Process

Canadore has partnered with Nipissing University for all Research Ethics related reviews. The Research Ethics Board (REB) is comprised of University Faculty, Community Members and a representative from Canadore College. The REB uses an online system to enter, track and provide feedback to research protocols seeking research ethics approval.

Institutional Approval

Should a researcher request institutional approval to conduct their study with Canadore students, faculty or staff, they must submit their request to the Research Office using the contact information below.  More guidance will be provided upon contacting us.

For research involving Indigenous Peoples, Communities and Nations:

Researchers intending to conduct research related to Indigenous Peoples, Communities and Nations as participants are expected to:

  1. Become familiar with "Research Involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada," Chapter 9 in the Tri-Council Policy Statement - Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2014)‚Äč.
  2. Initiate and engage in dialogue with the First People’s Centre (Canadore College) about the proposed research, including steps already taken by the researcher to build and maintain a trusting, collaborative research relationship, and plans for engagement with the Indigenous community or communities. Please contact the Research Office for more guidance on this.
  3. Complete TCPS Certification and obtain a copy of the certificate to provide to the Research Office.


Please contact the Research Office with any questions, comments and/or ideas -