The Okanagan Office of Research Services (ORS) has launched a campus-wide campaign —Got REB? — to raise awareness among faculty, students and staff of the importance of research ethics in the conduct of academic research on campus.
The Got REB? campaign will reach first-year students during the Create student orientation on September 4. Also watch for the Got REB? decals in high-traffic locations around campus this fall. Faculty and staff are encouraged to direct students to the website (breb.ok.ubc.ca) to learn more about research ethics requirements.
UBC’s Policy #89 mandates that all research involving human participants conducted under the auspices of the University must be approved by and overseen by a sanctioned Research Ethics Board (REB). Along with the Behavioural Research Ethics Boards (two at Vancouver, one at Okanagan), UBC’s compliance boards include the Clinical Research Ethics Board (CREB), also for human participants in research, the Animal Care Committee, and the Biosafety Review Committee.
More information regarding research ethics and UBC-affiliated research ethics boards can be found at breb.ok.ubc.ca.