Ethics and compliance approval

Some of the certifications that may be required prior to account opening include:

Ethics approval for research involving humans

Research involving human subjects must be approved by the appropriate research ethics board (REB). Ethics approval for health research is overseen by the Health Research Ethics Authority, research in the social sciences, humanities, science and engineering is overseen by the  Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research, and research at Grenfell Campus is overseen by the Grenfell Campus Research Ethics Board.

Ethics approval for research involving animals

All animal care and use for the purposes of research, teaching, testing or field studies conducted by Memorial University faculty, students or staff must be submitted for Animal Care Committee approval.

Biosafety certificate

The use of biohazardous agents, such as cell cultures, bacteria, chlamydia, mycoplasma, fungi, viruses, and parasites, must be approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee. 

Radiation certificate

Research involving radioactive materials must be approved by the Radiation Control Committee, per Memorial's consolidated radioisotope licence. 

Indigenous Research at Memorial

Memorial is committed to strengthening Indigenous research, including establishing methods to ensure appropriate consultation and engagement with Indigenous communities and government leaders prior to and during the initial stages of research on both community-identified and outside researcher-led initiatives. Learn more here.