Ethics & Compliance

Ethics and Compliance

Human Research Ethics Board (HREB)

The Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) is responsible for ensuring that research applications meet the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2) involving participants, their rights and well-being. Learn more about HREB.


Student Human Research Ethics Committee (SHREC)

Applications for course-based research reviewed by the Student Human Research Ethics Committee (SHREC). Learn more about SHREC.


Biomedical Studies

Any biomedical studies involving human participants or human health information cannot be reviewed locally, as only five boards in the province are legally able to perform such reviews. Mount Royal University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Calgary's health board (CHREB) that allows our researchers to access their services. Please submit your application to CHREB using their forms, found at CHREB at the University of Calgary.

In addition, Mount Royal University does not review biomedical studies involving biomedical treatments or interventions. These are also reviewed by CHREB at the University of Calgary, with the exception of course-based student research that is biomedical in nature, but does not fall under the HIA.

MRU researchers must submit their CHREB approval letters, approved application forms, and all supporting documents (e.g. recruitment advertisements, consent forms, questionnaires, interview guides, debriefing forms, etc.) on the ROMEO system. Please click on this link for instructions on how to submit the documents on ROMEO.


Animal Care Committee (ACC)

The Animal Care Committee (ACC) supports animal-based research in accordance with the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) guidelines and policies. This committee ensures all research activities are humane and well-founded to meet the level of standards that should be provided to all participants. Learn more about the ACC.


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If you have any questions or require more information on Ethics and Compliance, please contact our Research Compliance Officer, Priscilla Wamucii, at 403.440.8470 or hreb@mtroyal.ca.