Human Participants

The University of Lethbridge adheres to the national standards outlined by the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. For projects funded by CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC, the University also complies with the conditions of the Tri-Council Agreement on the Administration of Agency Grants and Awards by Research Institutions - Section 3.4: Research Involving Humans.

All research involving human participants requires review and approval by the Human Subject Research Committee (HSRC). This approval helps to provide a framework of respect and mutual understanding between the researcher and research participants, so that they can properly understand their respective roles, rights, and responsibilities. Research involving focus groups, interviews, surveys, questionnaires, participant observations, psychological, social or behavioural interventions, audio and/or video recordings require human research approval.

For research involving human participants, contact:

Susan Entz, Ethics Officer
Office of Research Services
B620, University Hall
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Phone: (403) 329-2747
Fax: (403) 382-7185