UBC has two Behavioural Research Ethics Boards (BREB A and BREB B) responsible for reviewing behavioural or social sciences/humanities research, or research that may involve the study of patients or health care providers.
Behavioural studies are not clinical in nature and do not involve any invasive procedures. Studies may involve interviews, observations, or the administration of questionnaires or tests.
Approval is granted on an annual basis according to Tri-Council Policy Statement guidelines. For multi-year studies, approval must be renewed annually and a final report must be filed upon study completion.
Graduate students must provide the certificate number(s) of the certificate(s) of ethical approval obtained for the research and the name of the particular UBC Research Ethics Board that provided the approval. *NOTE: The Faculty of Graduate Studies no longer requires that certificates of ethics approval be appended to graduate dissertations. Click here for further details.