Ethics review

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The academic institution to which the researcher is affiliated will require an ethics review for all research projects, including those that relate to data held at Population Data BC. Projects will generally also require external peer review prior to approval. See the Data Access Request (DAR) for more information.


All DARs must contain either:

  • A current ethics approval certificate and a complete copy of the application submitted to Research Ethics Boards (REB); or
  • A complete copy of the application submitted to the review committee, complete with any conditional or interim comments

Note that DARs submitted to Data Stewards for review should have an applicable ethics application and ethics certificate attached. If a project has received an official waiver issued by an REB or has not received approval from an REB, please contact to discuss this.

The Ministry does not accept ethics reviews by for-profit ethics committees.


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Page last revised: July 9, 2019