Research Ethics

People doing business around the table

The University of New Brunswick has given the Research Ethics Boards (REBs) on both campuses the responsibility of ensuring compliance with Tri-Council and UNB policies for all research projects at UNB that involve collecting data from humans. At the same time, the REBs strive to ensure that such compliance protects the principles of academic freedom and high scholarship.

Ethics forms

Please note: To access all VPR forms, policies and guidelines, please go to the UNB Policy Repository and filter by "Office of Research Services" in the "Department" field (unless otherwise indicated below). You may then use the alphabetical listing to find the applicable document.

Policies and procedures

All research proposals, whether new or renewals, that involve human participants must be approved by the REB of the applicable campus. The following links include information, forms, and guidelines in this area:

Contact us

Contact the REB Fredericton: R. Steven Turner (Chair of the REB); Renée Audet-Martel (REB Coordinator)

Contact the REB Saint John: Beth Keyes (Chair of the REB); Judy Arseneau (Secretary)

REB Members for Both Campuses

UNB Fredericton Campus

R. Steven Turner, Chair, Faculty of Arts, Department of History
David Coleman, Incoming Chair, Faculty of Engineering
Renée Audet-Martel, UNB REB Coordinator
Casey Burkholder, Faculty of Education
Tracey Rickards, Faculty of Nursing (on sabbatical leave)
Donna Bulman, Faculty of Nursing
Jonathon Edwards, Faculty of Kinesiology
Nicole O'Byrne, Faculty of Law
Melanie Wiber, Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology
Daniel Voyer, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology (on sabbatical leave)
Biljana Stevanovski, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology
Joy Haines Bacon, Community Representative
Dana Hanson, Community Representative

UNB Saint John Campus

Beth Keyes, Chair, Faculty of Arts, Department of Social Sciences
Judy Arseneau, Secretary
Rose McCloskey, Faculty of SASE, Department of Nursing & Health Sciences
Caroline Brunelle, Faculty of SASE, Department of Psychology
Bailey Campbell, Community & Legal Representative
Bryn Robinson, Community Representative, Horizon Health
Signe Gurholt, NBCC Representative (non-voting)