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Research Ethics Board

Research Ethics Board to provide guidance during COVID-19 emergency

The University of Windsor Research Ethics Board will continue to be available to researchers and study participants by email through the REB mailbox — ethics@uwindsor.ca — and by voicemail at the Office of Research Ethics 519-253-3000, ext. 3948.

Both the REB email and REB voicemail will be monitored daily, even if Office of Research Ethics is closed. The REB will continue to respond to requests to revise for active projects and review of unanticipated and adverse events submitted by e-mail.

Pilot projects to test Qualtrics participant panel

The UWindsor Office of Research and Innovative Services and the Research Ethics Board are seeking to assess the use of Qualtrics’ participant panel and elicit researcher feedback on the ethical context, functionality, quality of data, ease of use, and value for money.

They are seeking three projects currently underway to compare the use of Qualtrics panel with other recruitment sources such as Mechanical Turk, social media, and community-based.

Eligible projects must meet the following criteria:

Ethical challenges of online research subject of workshop

Panellists with first-hand experience of the challenges of online research will discuss how they responded to these problems effectively and ethically during the two-jour workshop “Online Research: Challenges and Ethical Solutions,” Thursday, March 21, at 1 p.m. in the Oak Room, Vanier Hall.

Representatives from the research software company Qualtrics will present on its survey platform, and along with officials from the Research Ethics Board and Information Technology Services, will answer questions on supports available to help researchers find success with online projects.

Session to provide information on research ethics guidelines

An information session on Friday, January 22, will educate UWindsor faculty members on guidelines and parameters for human-based research. The Research Ethics Board will conduct the session from 1 to 4 p.m. in McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall.

Seating is limited; please register in advance by e-mailing ethics@uwindsor.ca.

Ethics offices relocate to Chrysler Hall

The administrative offices of the Research Ethics Board and Animal Care Committee have relocated to the second floor of Chrysler Hall North.