Research Ethics Office

COVID-19 Response Guide for University Researchers and Research Groups

Update: Resumption of Research, Jun 24

Research activities that were paused in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic are now beginning to resume.  COVID transmission risks must be part of the considerations to resume research, including following the recommendations of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and requirements on the UAlberta COVID-19 Information page.  See the documents linked below for more information.

For Human Participant Research

For Animal Research


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The Research Ethics Office (REO) provides effective, integrated support for and administration of all aspects of the ethics review and approval process for research involving human participants and research, teaching and testing involving animals.

The REO website contains information about ethical review at the University of Alberta, including:

  • institutional, national and international guidelines for the ethical conduct of research with human participants and animal subjects.
  • the lifecycle of an ethics application – When is ethics review required? How does the process work? Where do I submit an application and how do I receive approval? 
  • training and resource materials for research ethics requirements and using the online system.

For guidance documents and technical assistance for using the Alberta Research Information Services (ARISE) system (formerly REMO), please visit the Education, Training and User Support section of our website.

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