Office of Research Ethics and Integrity

Any research project involving human participants, whether it is funded or not, must receive ethics approval from a Research Ethics Board (REB) prior to the start of the project.

It is the responsibility of the professor as researcher, as thesis supervisor and as lecturer to ascertain whether or not a project requires an ethical review. This may be done by consulting the Protocol officer for ethics in research.

Failure to seek ethical review and to comply with recommendations of the relevant Research Ethics Board may be deemed as a contravention of the article entitled "Professional Ethics" of the Collective Agreement between the University of Ottawa and the APUO.


Ethics Office Hours


September to May: 8:45am to 4:30pm

June to August: 8:45am to 3:30pm




The University of Ottawa is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all employees, students, faculty and visitors, and it seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to University good, services, facilities, accommodations, communications, events, employment and public spaces.


The University complies with the standards specified under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).


Please note that the Office of Research Ethics and Intergrity is located in a space that could be difficult to access.  We recommend that any persons needing accommodations contact us by phone or email prior to visiting our office.



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Last updated: 2014.07.10