Any McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences student doing research anywhere, requires review by HiREB and at the institution where they are completing their data collection.
An exception is program evaluation/quality improvement activity. It is advised that the student discuss this with their supervisor and the HiREB Research Ethics Officer.
The Student Research Committee (SRC) reviews minimal risk studies and is governed by the same guidelines and regulations as the main board (HiREB). The SRC may work more with the student, but does not replace the role and guidance of the supervisor.
The SRC reviews research from the following students:
HiREB (main Board) reviews the following type of student research (student at ANY level):
HiREB (main Board) reviews ALL submissions for:
Although students, the individuals noted above hold a higher position which prevails when determining the research review process.
HiREB (main Board) reviews submissions for:
Course-based Ethics Approval
The HiREB SRC is offering course-based ethics approval for those courses which are designed to have students develop their research skills but the research activities do not fit the standard definition of research, since the results are not intended for publication or generalization. The class exercises may be carried out by individual students, small groups, or as a single class project.