Research Integrity and Ethics

Memorial University and the Faculty of Medicine are committed to excellence in scholarly activities and as such are committed to ensuring that the highest standards of ethical conduct and scholarly integrity are understood and practiced by all members of the research community.

Research with Human Participants

Ethics of Research Involving Human Participants Policy

Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans – TCPS 2 (2018)

Ethics Approval
What needs ethics approval?

Ethics Application Screening Tool - It is recommended that researchers complete this tool prior to accessing an application form on the researcher portal.

Ethics approval for Health Research - Includes definition and examples of health research

Health Research Ethics Authority

Research Ethics Boards
Health Research Ethics Board (HREB)

Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research (ICEHR)​

Organizational Approvals

Applying for Ethics Approval
All applications for ethics approval have to be submitted electronically through the Researcher Portal. The website also includes training manuals and videos on how to use MUN's researcher portal. 

Research Involving Animals

Animal Care Committee

General information

What requires Animal Care Committee approval?


Contact Information

Animal Care Services

Services Provided

Training and Orientation

Contact Information