Ethics + Compliance

We guide researchers to help them comply with ethics and safety requirements and guidelines.

This includes achieving the highest human ethics and animal care standards and ensuring all appropriate biological, chemical and radiation safety measures are in place.

If a research project involves animals, human subjects or biohazardous materials, the researcher must apply for appropriate ethics approval.

This detailed process involves review by a committee or board and may require changes to the proposal. Ethics approval is required prior to commencing research.

KEY VPRI Support & other resources

human Ethics (Clinical and behavioural)

The Office of Research Ethics provides support to ensure your research achieves the highest ethical standards, access advice on emerging issues in research ethics, and attend training. Get support for regulatory compliance for U.S. PHS-funded studies. 

 

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SUpport for research involving animals

The UBC Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) is a university-wide program and covers all UBC persons who work with animals in research and teaching.

 

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Radiation, Chemical Safety and Environmental Impact

The following compliance requirements are managed through UBC Risk Management:

RADIATION SAFETY

CHEMICAL SAFETY

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Biohazardous Materials

Any activities conducted at UBC facilities or affiliated institutions involving biohazardous materials must be reviewed and approved by the UBC Biosafety Committee prior to the start of the research project.

 

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND CONFLICT OF COMMITMENT

All faculty members, principal investigators and co-investigators are required to file a COI/COC declaration within 30 days of joining UBC and at least annually thereafter.

 

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