University research is governed by policies and practices that ensure the protection of research participants, the researcher (faculty, student, or staff member), the university, and the public. These include policies on research involving humans, the use of animals, controlled goods, and hazardous materials, among others.
Individual researchers, in addition to being governed by internal policies and procedures, may be governed by external ethical guidelines imposed by professional associations such as the Canadian Psychological Association or the Canadian College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as the guidelines of Canadian and other regulatory agencies, such as the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
All funded or unfunded research involving humans, animals, or controlled goods undertaken at Ryerson University facilities and conducted by Ryerson University faculty, students, and staff is subject to review and approval.
Please note that research may not begin before all University approvals/certifications, institutional requirements, or governmental authorizations are obtained.
For more information, please refer to the appropriate page below:
Human Ethics and Controlled Goods Contact:
Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation
1 Dundas Street West, 11th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z3
Every Thursday - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, YDI-1123, 11th floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Alternate Tuesdays - 9:30am to 11:30am
Student Learning Centre, SLC-515, 5th floor, 341 Yonge Street
May 3, 17, 31
June 14 & 28
July 12 & 26
August 9 & 23
September 6 & 20
October 4 & 18
November 1, 15, 29
Alternate Thursdays - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ted Roger School of Management, 55 Dundas Street West
April 14 in TRS 2-102
April 28 in TRS 2-102
Please drop in if you have any questions. No appointment necessary.