Ethics Training

Ethics training is a mandatory requirement for all University of Alberta graduate students. Students are encouraged to complete the ethics component as early in their program as possible. For music students, the ethics requirement is fulfilled by completing both of the following:

  1. Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research online Graduate Ethics Training (GET) Course
  2. Department of Music Graduate Ethics Training (GET)

All graduate students in the Department of Music are required to complete the above training courses. Please consult the following documents for more information on the graduate ethics training process:


Research Ethics Requirements

All faculty, staff and students who conduct human participant research and/or who use animals in research, teaching and testing need to have ethics approval from a University of Alberta ethics committee for their work before it starts. The REO website has comprehensive information on ethics requirements, processes and policies.

REO has developed a simple self-assessment tool (When Is Ethics Review Required) to help researchers understand when they need to get more advice from the Research Ethics Office. Ethics requirements change over time and REO will always have current and accurate information.

For human participant research related to honours, capstone or thesis requirements, the student prepares an ethics application which is approved first by the supervisor and the by the REB. Video tutorials on different aspects of the ethics application process can be found on our website.

REO provides advice, consultation and training by email, telephone and in person to individuals, research groups, classes and seminars, staff orientations and department meetings. Please contact the Research Ethics Office.