Any project which involves the use of Human Subjects, Animals and Biohazardous Materials must be reviewed by the appropriate University committee. For more information, consult the resources, policies and forms below or contact the Glendon Research Officer, Reagan Brown (extension 66829).
Decision Flow-Chart Decision Flow-Chart for Faculty Members
This chart will help you navigate the various forms required for your own research as well as that of your graduate and undergraduate students.
Review and Reporting Matrix Review and Reporting Matrix
This chart will help you decide which committee will review your proposal and which reporting requirements you need to follow.
Ethics Review of Undergraduate Projects Guidelines to Review Undergrad Project
These guidelines outline the ethical responsibilities of the instructor and the undergraduate student.
The Senate Policy on Ethics Review Process for Research Involving Human Participants
Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
(For the ethics review of graduate course-related research, please see the guidelines outlined on the FGS website at www.yorku.ca/grads).
Protocol For Course Related Generic Projects GEN 1 – Form
The course director is required to submit a course protocol for undergraduate course-related projects involving human participants to the relevant department/unit committee for review and approval. The review is for the course.
All faculty members/course directors/instructors responsible for courses in which students will be undertaking course-related projects involving human participants and for which the creative requirements or the research methodology are generally the same for all students in the class must fill out this form. Individualized projects undertaken by undergraduate students in which human participants are involved are required to undergo a separate ethics review process as dictated by the department/unit review committee (see IND Form, Undergrad project protocol below).
Undergrad Confirmation GEN 2 – Form
At the completion of the Course-Related Generic Projects, the course director must obtain a signed Undergrad Confirmation from each student.
Report on Course-Related General Projects GEN 3 – Form
After obtaining signed Forms (above) from each student, the course director must fill a Report on Course-Related Generic Projects, obtain the signature of the review committee’s Chair/Secretary, and have the report delivered to the Glendon Director of Research by May 1st.
Graduate Project Protocol GRAD 1 – Form
Graduate students whose research involves human participants must submit both the Graduate Project Protocol form and the Graduate Proposal Submission GRAD 2 – Form below). If the research is funded and/or more than minimal risk, the student must also submit Human Participant Protocol (see HPRC Form below).
Graduate Proposal Submission GRAD 2 – Form
Graduate students whose research involves human participants must submit the Graduate Proposal Submission form and the Graduate Project Protocol form (see Form above). If the research is funded and/or more than minimal risk, the student must also submit Human Participant Protocol (see HPRC Form below).
Human Participant Protocol (HPRC Form, HPRC Informed Consent Form) or (Apply Online)
All faculty members (including contract, adjuncts, and seconded) who are conducting funded or un-funded,
minimal or more than minimal risk research that involves the use of human participants, must complete this
Protocol Form. Students who are conducting funded minimal or more than minimal risk research that
involves the use of human participants must also complete this form.
Undergraduate Project Protocol IND – Form
All undergraduate students conducting individualized research/creation projects involving human participants must fill out the Undergraduate Project Protocol Form. This includes all performances, experiments, interviews, and participant observation. It also includes as all honour theses, and all faculty-directed or supervised research/creation projects, including individualized student project that may be undertaken as part of a course.