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Research Ethics Board


The Research Ethics Board operates independently from the Applied Research Office and ensures that all Holland Ƶ research adheres to the Tri-Council Policy Statement, Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. All research projects involving human subjects, directly or indirectly, funded or unfunded, require review by Holland Ƶ’s Research Ethics Board (REB). The REB review process is based on four principles of interaction which include the respect for persons, ensuring no harm to individuals, assessing the benefits to individuals and a fair assessment of the balance of burdens and benefits. The REB Application Form must be completed and submitted electronically to the Applied Research office to initiate the review process.

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Holland Ƶ Research Data Management Strategy


In adherence with the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, Holland Ƶ has established a Research Data Management Strategy to support all stakeholders in sound data management planning and practices. This guiding document will evolve as best practices are learned and shared. Download the document here.

Enquiries and clarification on Holland Ƶ’s Research Ethics Board's policies and procedures are to be directed to:

Shawn A. MacDougall, M.Sc.
Research Development Officer
Tel: 902-566-9642
Fax: 902-629-4268
Email: samacdougall@hollandcollege.com

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Research Ethics


Holland Ƶ ensures all research involving human participants conducted by college researchers adheres to the Tri-Council Policy Statement, Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. All researchers who are conducting any research involving human participants (whether institutional, basic or applied) at Holland Ƶ must have their research ethically reviewed prior to the commencement of research.

Research involving human participants must be directed toward the benefit of humanity and the advancement of knowledge. Researchers are to conduct their research as critical and responsible professionals accountable to their research participants, to the society that supports their work, and to their colleagues, students and research institutions.

The ethics review process is based on three core principles:

Holland Ƶ’s Applied Research office assists in:

External researchers seeking to use Holland Ƶ students or staff as participants for research purposes must submit a formal request to Holland Ƶ’s Applied Research Office.

Enquiries and clarification on Holland Ƶ’s Research Ethics Board's policies and procedures are to be directed to the Applied Research Office

The Policy


Canada's three federal research agencies, ,  and , jointly created the (PRE of the Panel) as part of a collaborative effort to promote the ethical conduct of research involving human participants.

The panel develops, interprets and implements the  and requires that all faculty, student, staff, funded or unfunded research proposals that involve human participants and fall under the TCPS 2 be brought before the REB for review and approval. Please note that the electronic version of the TCPS 2 is the official version of the Policy.

Holland Ƶ advises all prospective researchers to read the Tri-Council Policy Statement and complete the TCPS 2 . The tutorial will help researchers familiarize themselves with the TCPS 2 and consider their research in this light.