The Brescia Research Ethics Board (BREB) provides ethical guidance on conducting research with human participants, and reviews and approves research involving humans conducted at Brescia or by Brescia faculty, staff, and students. For application guidance please see our application documents.
Brescia University College, as an academic institution that is eligible to receive and administer funds from the Tri-Council granting agencies, must comply with Tri-Council policies including the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2 (2018)).
Brescia must therefore ensure that any research conducted under its auspices adheres to the TCPS 2 (2018), which means that any faculty, staff, or students who are conducting research with humans or human biological specimens must submit an ethics application to the Brescia Research Ethics Board (BREB). This includes faculty who are involved as co-investigators or collaborators on projects conducted at other institutions. In some cases, Brescia faculty may be required to submit an application through Western University’s Research Ethics Board. If this is the case, the BREB will accept the Western REB ethics approval.
Note – researchers external to Brescia who are looking to conduct research on Brescia campus or with Brescia faculty, staff, students have to contact the BREB or Research Officer.
Before you submit an application to the BREB, review the following guidelines:
Applications are due the second Monday of the month, September to June, inclusive.
Under special circumstances the BREB may consider reviewing an application outside of these deadlines. Contact the Research Officer for more information.
Note: If a submission deadline falls on a holiday, the submission will be accepted on the next business day.
To submit your BREB application, email it and all relevant appendices (in Word or PDF) and submit one (1) signed hard copy (in paper or with digital signature) to the Research Officer.
Use this form when preparing your initial application to the BREB:
Use the following forms for changes to your approved study, to renew an approved study, or to close an approved study:
If you are applying to Western’s Non-Medical or Health Sciences REB, find their templates on Western's Research site.
Email your BREB application (in Word or PDF) and submit one (1) signed hard copy (in paper or with digital signature) to the Research Officer.