Common forms and consent templates have been developed for a harmonized review process between the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina and the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR). Each Research Ethics Office has a website with detailed information on process, policies, submission deadlines and meeting times: UofS, UofR, RQHR.
With few exceptions, all research must be submitted for ethics review before proceeding with data collection. Researchers are strongly encouraged to review the recent TCPS 2 ‑ 2nd Edition of Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and complete the tutorial.
An ethics review is NOT required if you are:
- using secondary, de-identified, pooled data which cannot be linked to the original subject/s
- observing subjects at public meetings or political rallies
- using publicly available reports, literature, or STATS CAN data
- conducting a quality assurance study, performance review, or testing within normal educational requirements; see Quality Assurance & Improvement, Program Evaluation, and Research to determine whether your research is a quality assurance or program evaluation.