Ethics Forms

Research Ethics Forms

Different applications are required for ethical approval depending on whether a project is a Behavioural Research project or a Biomedical Research project as defined below. If you need assistance in making the initial assessment, please contact the Research Compliance Officer in the Research Office.

Please submit one electronic copy of the application and appendices to
Signature pages will be accepted as a scanned document sent via e-mail (of just this page) or a hard copy to the:

Research Office, Centre for Kinesiology
Room 227, University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK S4S 0A2

Questions? Phone: 306-585-4775

For readability, we prefer that you do not scan and email your full application.

If your research project involves a survey that you would like to conduct online, you are encouraged to use Qualtrics, for which the University of Regina has a site license. Information on and access to Qualtrics is available under Information Service website. 

Filling out the REB ethics application when using Qualtrics: FAQs

Surveys involving study of the university as an institution and its faculty, staff, and students must adhere to the Surveys policy.

Behavioural Research Ethics Forms

The Application for Behavioural Research Ethics Review is used for the review of all ethics applications involving human subjects that include social, behavioural, and cultural research using methods such as interviews; surveys; questionnaires; observations; psychological, social, or behavioural interventions; or audio and/or video recording.


  • Right click (control click for mac) on the link for the form.
  • Select Download or Save As - save to desktop or wherever you save your files. (do not try to open the form yet)
  • Open Adobe Acrobat or Reader
  • From Adobe open the REB Form

Application Form (3.1 MB) PDF Form

Application Guidance Note webpage (the links are also embedded in the application form above)


Biomedical Research Ethics Forms

The Application for Biomedical Ethics Review is used for review of all ethics applications involving human subjects that include medically invasive procedures; physical interventions and therapies (including exercise and diet interventions); administration and testing of drugs, natural products, or devices; or physiological imaging and measures (e.g., MRI or CT scans, heart rate, blood pressure). 


Secondary use of Data Form

The Application for Secondary use of Data is used for a project that is based solely on the use of existing data (no other research method is being used).

Application for Secondary Use of Data (88 KB) Biomedical Ethics Review - Form Only

Biological Cell Lines Form

The Application for the Use of Non-Identified Human Biological Materials (B and C below) is used for identified or coded human biological materials, where the researcher will have access to the code, please submit the Biomedical Ethics Review Form or Secondary Use of Data Form. 

The following categories, provide guidance for assessing the extent to which human biological materials could be used to identify an individual:

  1. Identified human biological materials – the materials are labelled with a direct identifier (e.g., name, personal health number). Materials and any associated information are directly traceable back to a specific individual.

  2. Coded human biological materials – direct identifiers are removed from the materials and replaced with a code. Depending on access to the code, it may be possible to re-identify specific individuals (e.g., a principal investigator retains a key that links the coded material with a specific individual if re-linkage is necessary).

  3. Anonymized human biological materials – the materials are irrevocably stripped of direct identifiers, a code is not kept to allow future re-linkage, and risk of re-identification of individuals from remaining indirect identifiers is low or very low.

  4. Anonymous human biological materials – the materials never had identifiers attached to them, and risk of identification of individuals is low or very low. *Category D is exempt for REB review.

*Rapid technological advances facilitate identification of information and make it harder to achieve anonymity. These activities may heighten risks of identification and possible stigmatization where a data set contains information about or human biological materials from a population in a small geographical area, or information about individuals with unique characteristics (e.g., uncommon field of occupational specialization, diagnosis with a very rare disease). Where the researcher seeks data linkage of two or more anonymous sets of information or human biological materials and there is a reasonable prospect that this could generate identifiable information, then REB review is required.


Application for the Use of Non-Identified Human Biological Materials (47.2 KB) Biomedical Ethics Review - Form Only

Course-Based Application Form

This Course-Based Research Project Application applies to projects that will be conducted within a course. The Instructor for the course takes the role of principal investigator and submits an application for Course-Based Research Projects. Undergraduate Honors projects and Master’s thesis’ projects will normally be required to complete the full application form.

Course-Based Research Project Application Form (45 KB) Course-based Project Form *Note: Used for projects occurring within a course. Instructors can complete this form for ethical approval for the student projects within the class

Templates and Agreements


All changes to research protocols, information, consent documents, advertisements, study instruments, etc. must have REB review and approval prior to implementation, except where necessary to eliminate immediate risk to study participants.

**NEW** Amendment Request Form (31 KB) Behavioural Research Study Renewal Form