Our ethics policy

All research involving human participants conducted by University of Alberta and University of Calgary staff or students must be reviewed and approved by a university Research Ethics Board (REB) before the research starts.

If you have any concerns about any aspect of a study, you may contact the respective REB. It is independent and has no affiliation with the study investigators.

  • for U of A studies, contact the REB’s Research Ethics Office (reoffice@ualberta.ca or phone 780-492-0459)
  • for U of C studies, contact the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (chreb@ucalgary.ca or phone 403-220-2297 or 403-220-7990).