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Acquire ethics approval

Learn about the requirements for ethics compliance for research involving human subjects or animals. This section will also provide you with links to helpful guides, forms, tools and policies.

As always, all faculty ethics submissions must routed through Concordia’s electronic ConRAD system. Complete the ConRAD Ethics Submission Checklist.

All student ethics submissions must be sent to

The role of the Research Ethics Unit (Office of Research) is to:

  • Ensure the compliance and ethical integrity of all research done under the auspice of Concordia
  • Ensure that all research is conducted in accordance with applicable regulations including international, federal and provincial law, as well as granting agency and Concordia policies.

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