University of Saskatchewan

September 17, 2014   

Research Ethics Office

The University requires that all research conducted by its members conform to the highest ethical standards in the use of human subjects, animals and biohazardous materials. Any research or study conducted at University facilities, or undertaken by persons connected to the University, involving human subjects, animals or biohazardous materials must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate University of Saskatchewan Research Ethics Board (REB) or Committee. For more information see "How Do I Get Ethics Approval".


  • Applications to the Behavioural and Biomedical REBs should be emailed to

  • Applications to the Animal REB should be emailed to

  • Paper copies should be mailed to Box 5000 RPO University, S7N 4J8

  • The physical location of the office is 1607 - 110 Gymnasium Place, S7N 0W9 NRC/PBI Building (map available)

All other documents, including, amendments, modifications, annual report forms, study closure forms or unanticipated problem reports can also be submitted by email, followed by a paper copy for those documents requiring a signature. If you are concerned about the security of your emailed documents, please contact the REO and we will discuss arrangements for secure transmission.


12:00 - 1:00 PM - Thursday September 11th

After September, these sessions will always take place the first Monday of the month, also from 12:00 - 1:00PM: Oct. 6th, Nov. 3rd, Dec. 1st, Jan. 5th, Feb. 2nd, Mar. 2nd, Apr. 6th, May 4th and June 1st.

Location: USSU Main Boardroom located at the USSU Main Office in Place Riel



Annual Report to the Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work Committee (RSAW) for 2013-14:

Executive Summary, Human Ethics Executive Summary, Animal Ethics

Full Reports:

Biomedical Research Ethics Board (Bio-REB)

Behavioral Research Ethics Board (Beh-REB)

Animal Research Ethics Board (AREB)


Research Ethics Office Newsletter: Winter 2013

New! Harmonization Guidelines

Research Participants Funding Requisition Guidelines and Procedures PDF


Consultation: Please don’t hesitate to call our office about any questions you have as you draft your submission. We are happy to assist. Here is our contact information:

Amanda Plante 306 966-7928
Animal Research Ethics Facilitator

Beryl Radcliffe   306 966-2084
Ethics Facilitator (Behavioural)

Bonnie Korthuis 306 966-4053
Ethics Facilitator (Biomedical)

Barbara Colvin 306 966-1854
Administrative Officer (Biomedical)

Gail Flynn 306 966-2975 or toll free 1-888-966-2975
Administrative Support (General questions regarding deadline dates, office hours or submission copy numbers, etc.)

Presentations: If you would like the Research Ethics Office to give a talk to students or Departments about policies, processes or discuss specific issues, please email the request to